Canon patent shows off what could be the world’s first image stabilized tilt-shift lens

by Gannon Burgett

posted Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:46 AM EST

A new patent from Canon, published yesterday, lays the groundwork for what would be the first tilt-shift lens to offer built-in image stabilization if produced.

Discovered by Egami (translated), the patent was originally filed back in November of 2013. In its text and illustrations, the patent focuses on how image stabilization would be possible inside of a tilt-shift lens. It does not, however, explain a specific optical formula.

Unlike most other optical image stabilization lenses, which use a single group of stabilized elements, this particular patent details two separate groups of elements that would be stabilized. Although this was not confirmed in the text of the patent, we presume this dual-group stabilization is needed for both the tilt and shift to operate independently of one another while still being stabilized.

(via Canon Rumors)