New digital camera lens offers two directions of image stabilization
The bane of the photographer is the blurry shot. For years, the experts developed tricks to minimize the minor shakes and tremors that caused pictures to be blurry. From holding your breath during a shot to using a remote control shutter release or tripod
, keeping the camera steady was all important. With the rise of the digital camera
, most shutterbugs have gotten around it by simply taking more pictures until one comes out sharp.
The advent of image stabilization
or vibration reduction lenses
changed all that, as computers
in the lens could make minor adjustments for the natural shake present in the human hand. More modern lenses with some form of image stabilization come out each year.Canon
is now taking it a step further with a new hybrid image stabilizer lens, according to Market News. The new lens will not just compensate for shake in the angle of the lens like current models, but also for shake due to the camera moving parallel to the shot – a problem often found in close up and macro photography.
Lenses with the new system are expected to come out sometime by the end of 2009.