Canon files patent for a 50mm f/1.8 lens with image stabilization

Canon 50mm f:1.8 lens with image stabilization patent

Canon filed a patent in Japan for a new 50mm f/1.8 lens with image stabilization (IS):

  • Patent No. 2013-142782
  • Patent publication date: July 22, 2013
  • Patent filing date: January 11, 2012
  • Focal length: 51.51mm
  • Aperture: 1.85
  • Half angle of view: 22.78 °
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Lens length: 76.78mm
  • Back focus: 37.84mm
  • Lens design: 8 elements in 7 groups
  • The image stabilization unit is located between the aperture and the front lens group

Canon already has several prime lenses with IS: 24mm f/2.8, 28mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.

Another recent Canon patent describes a 6-30mm f/2-3.5 lens designed for compact cameras with 1/1.7" sensor:

Canon 6-30mm f:2-3.5 lens patent for compact camera

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