Image Stabilization Might Come to Canon’s 85mm f1.8, 100mm f2, and 135mm f2.8

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A new Canon patent has surfaced and this one purposes Image Stabilization features are coming to the Canon 85mm f1.8, 100mm f2, and 135 f2.8 lenses. Egami spotted the patent that said IS would come to three of Canon’s popular prime telephoto lenses. Optically stabilized lenses would be a welcome sight especially for the handheld portrait shots these lenses are meant to take from farther away. It also makes more sense on the longer focal lengths than with the 35mm and 28mm versions currently out. Overall though, the addition of IS makes the value sweeter for videographers that don’t want to spring for true cine glass.

Last summer we spotted a patent suggesting the fan favorite nifty-fifty would get new IS technology, so perhaps this is Canon’s way of repurposing research. We’ve already seen added stabilization tech implemented with Canon’s new 35mm f2 IS lens, albeit with the trade off a slightly smaller maximum aperture. So we imagine it would be a simple task to add the feature to more pieces of mid-range glass.

Via Canon Rumors

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