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All posts tagged "image stabiliser"


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Canon Announces Three New Lenses for EF-mount

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/0...IS_28mm_f2p8_IS

"Canon has released three EF lenses, including an updated 24-70mm F2.8 II USM. The latest version features what is promised to be a more durable body, despite being a little smaller. In addition to this high-end full-frame standard zoom, there are completely redesigned semi-fast 24mm and 28mm F2.8 primes, both of which feature USM focus motors and image stabilization."

Canon has updated three lenses, including a highly popular one, and leaves me slightly confused. For some strange reason Canon has seen it fit to add IS to light wide angle primes, but thinks the heavier 24-70 with a telephoto end needs it less (which in my opinion, does not). Sometimes you wonder what the camera companies are thinking. In any case, the 24-70/2.8 L II is a new lens, and not just minor update to the previous 24-70/2.8 L. It promises better image quality, and better physical durability. The 24/2.8 and 28/2.8 have small wideangle primes, but now come with IS (which I still find utterly weird), and newly designed optics. No word on pricing or availability.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Microsoft Attempts to Replace Tripods and Lens Stabilisers

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.1001noisycameras.com/201...image-blur.html

"Microsoft Research has presented a research paper at the 2010 SIGGRAPH conference that shows a new hardware+software approach to reduce image blur due to camera motion. Their approach takes advantage of inertial measurement sensors attached to a DSLR, measuring the camera's acceleration and angular velocity."

Microsoft has come up with a combined hardware and software solution to eliminate blurred images from camera shake. It takes movement input from the sensors, then takes the data and corrects the original image. It's pretty good, if you read the MS paper and results, but it's also not quite 100%. Don't just throw out your IS/VR/whatever lenses and bodies yet!


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