mdvaden wrote in post #18734549
I'm wondering if Canon just developed and released technology and new lens design that they want to remain under the radar for a while.
Well, I for one can't really decipher what Canon is talking about in that white paper, but I will venture that the idea that Canon is offering a functional, in-camera stabilization system with the EOS-R, and then keeping it "under the radar" is not plausible.
Missing an in-camera stabilizer is a negative on the specification. Canon knows this, even as they continue to tout in-lens stabilization as the 'right path'.
But I will say this, if either the RF 50/1.2 or RF 28-70/2 were equipped with an actual IS unit or combined functionality on par with the IS that is clearly marketed as being in the RF 24-105/4 and RF35, they would have come right out and said it / marketed it. There is no point in undercutting a release like this.
So the conclusion? I bet this shock resistance thing is a marginally effective pixel shifting approach, and one that probably is only effective in video mode or some such thing. If it was effectively "IS", then the lenses would be marketed clearly as IS lenses. Not just something buried in a white paper.