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Canon Patent For Super Fast Auto-Focus Using 2 Motors (new STM technology)

Canon Patent

Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for a new, faster auto-focus that appears to be the next step in STM lens technology. The AF in the patent is driven by 2 motors, the main STM and an auxiliary DCM motor. This should be useful especially for continuous shooting & focusing in the videographers domain.

Machine translated text:

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-164106
    • Published Date 2014.9.8
    • Filing date 2013.2.25
  • Example 1
    • Moving the aperture one two motors
    • Main motor STM
    • Auxiliary motor DCM
    • And then rotate the first auxiliary motor, to assist the acceleration of the main motor
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