How Does Image Stabilization Work?

Ever wonder how the image stabilization mechanism in your lens works? So did the folks over at Camera Technica. They took apart one of their Canon 18–55mm lenses to see the device in action, saving you (and your lens) fromtaking your own apart just to have a look around. They started by removing the front element of the lens and ended up getting some great footage of the image stabilization mechanism hard at work:

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