Canon develops Hybrid image stabilization system

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  1. PeteB macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone fancy guessing what lens will be the first?

    Source: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0907/09072207canonhybridIS.asp
     
  2. gatepc macrumors 6502

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    Probably there 70-200 2.8L wonder what prices are going to be like?
     
  3. CATinHAWAII macrumors member

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    id probably just get the 70-200.. gotta save up the pennies...
    but the other lenses (primes and macro may benefit more)

    new system probably gonna spread to all the higher end
    lenses within the year... be right on time for the end of the
    recession... have to look forward and be ready with new stuff....:eek:
     
  4. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Although they are still top-notch by any standard, I think the 300/400/500/600/800mm primes may see this first.

    Maybe not the 800mm, but the others (300 and 400 especially) are used for action sports which would benefit from this technology. The 500-800 lenses are more for wildlife so they would not be top on Canon's list.
     
  5. jampat macrumors 6502a

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    People keep hoping for the 24-70 IS. Maybe this is what Canon was waiting for. Anyway it comes, it should be interesting.

    How many shots have you missed because of rotational blurring though? It seems like a solution for a problem that I don't normally have.
     
  6. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    IS on a macro lens would be a very welcome addition. I have to keep my shutter speed at 1/200 if I want any DOF at all, and having IS would help me get more naturally lit shots (instead of relying on the ring flash/external speedlite).
     
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    It'd have to be a pretty sweet IS system to provide much benefit for Macro wouldn't it? I mean when you're focusing in that close even very very tiny movements can cause blur. I'd imagine that the IS systems out there aren't sophisticated enough to detect and correct for that kind of minuscule movement.

    SLC
     
  8. cube macrumors G5

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    What a bad name. This has nothing of "hybrid".

    When I saw the title I thought it was lens+sensor based stabilization at last.
     
  9. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I agree, I think that the Super Telephotos would be the first to see this. They will benefit the most from the technology due to the long focal length. Or perhaps the Canon 400mm ƒ/5.6L will finally see IS.
     
  10. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Yes, but I'm referring to the different shooting conditions I've had to face. I've had to hang upside down from a tree branch, grabbing a leaf with one hand and my whole setup with the other. That can cause major shake issues, and IS would be very helpful in those situations (as would being in better shape, but IS doesn't help there :p).
     
  11. paintball312 macrumors member

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    I'm hoping for that one :)
     
  12. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    That would be nice, as it does seem like a rather glaring missing feature on the lens.
     
  13. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, and keeping IS out of it keeps the price down. Being able to nab a high quality 400mm prime lens for $1100 is a pretty sweet deal. Adding IS will certainly cost more.
     
  14. paintball312 macrumors member

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    Of course it'll add to the price. I'd suspect they'd keep the non-is version, and add an is version, which I would suspect would still keep it sub $2,000, which is certainly cheaper than 400mm f/4 DO IS :p
     
  15. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    According to the press release:
    So I will assume Canon will release just one lens using Hybrid IS, a macro lens. My guess would be: EF 180mm f/3.5L II HIS USM macro
     
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  17. paintball312 macrumors member

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    You read the first bold part wrong. It should be read as ...will be incorporated in an interchangeable, single lens reflex (SLR), camera lens. They aren't saying it's going to be a single lens, they are saying it will be an SLR lens.
     
  18. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Doh, you are right. What a dummy. Anyway, Canon typically releases few lenses a year and I don't expect many lenses getting HIS initially.
     
  19. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    anti stabilization is pretty good already. will this really make a lot of difference?

    also, will this make lenses heavier and make them optically inferior?
     
  20. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    A new 70-200L f2.8, given all the recent developments.

    http://www.canonrumors.com/2009/07/new-is-lenses-cr1/


    I'm hoping they'll drive the price down a bit for older lenses :D. I'm needing to buy some new L Glass for my sports photography. Perhaps that and a new 60D so I can retire my current backup. I don't care if my 70-200 lacks IS, as with sports I'm at such a fast shutter already, it wouldn't be beneficial to me.
     

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