Patent Number: 7,715,128

Title: Lens barrel and image pickup apparatus

Abstract: A lens barrel includes: an image pickup optical system including a plurality of lenses. The plurality of lenses includes an adjusting lens for a shift adjustment in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the image pickup optical system. The lens barrel further includes a lens frame holding the adjusting lens; and a housing holding the lens frame and including a wall portion. The lens frame comprises a plurality of protrusions coming contact with the wall portion and each of the plurality of protrusions has a protruding amount which differs from the other for correcting a tilt of an optical axis of the adjusting lens.

Inventors: Ishimoda; Isao (Hachioji, JP), Hasegawa; Hiroshi (Machida, JP)

Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.

International Classification: G02B 7/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018