Canon Patent for External Image Stabilisation Unit

Canon has filed a new patent showing an optional image stabilization unit that can be put into a lens without changing its focal length.

The patent describes an optional image stabilization unit, which can be added into a lens. According to the patent details the unit is said to be placed between the camera body and the lens.

More details can be seen below.

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Optional Canon image stabilization patent shows up in Japan

The present invention, users vibration reduction function or lighter or selectable according to the application, in addition to being used as an optical system having a vibration reduction converter, an optical system having a vibration reduction function, a vibration reduction function can also be used as a commercial advantage that the two systems can be Heibai by diverting a large portion of the component with no lightweight optics.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-28555
    • Published 2015.2.12
    • Filing date 2013.7.30
  • Example 1a (master lens only)
    • Focal length 392.50
    • F-number 2.92
    • Half angle of 3.16
    • Image height 21.64
    • Overall length of the lens 379.64
    • BF 41.57
    • Effective diameter of the front lens 135.72mm
    • Lens configuration 8 groups nine
  • Example 1b (anti-vibration converter mounted state)
    • Focal length 392.50
    • F-number 2.92
    • Half angle of 3.16
    • Image height 21.64
    • Overall length of the lens 379.64
    • BF 41.56
    • Effective diameter of the front lens 135.72mm
    • Lens construction 12 groups 15 sheets
  • Canon patent
    • 3-group configuration of positive and negative positive
    • Inner focus (the second group)
    • The anti-vibration converter can be inserted on the object side of the third group

via Egami (translated)


  • C. Ryan

    Canon should be working on an internal (body) stabilization system.