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Canon Patent: Tilt-Shift Lenses With Autofocus and Image Stabilization

By Canon Rumors | October 16, 2017

Canon Patent: Tilt-Shift Lenses With Autofocus and Image Stabilization

Correction: I said this patent was from 2010, when it is in fact from July of 2017.

Keith over at Northlight uncovered a patent application from 2010 July, 2017 that shows a tilt-shift lens with both autofocus and image stabilization.

Patent Summary:

Whilst it is a form of AF, it’s actually mentioned in the patent for correction of tilt angle. The lens also has sensors to feed back tilt and shift details for the camera to decide how to manage all this stuff.  Conventional AF is also a feature (it’s a patent application so can have all kinds of whistles and bells included). Read more at Northlight

Keith also wrote an article as to why focus affects tilt, which helps explain why we don’t have autofocus tilt-shift lenses currently.

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