Does the 5D make a tripod passe?

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hzmeyer
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Does the 5D make a tripod passe?
Apr 18, 2006

I am getting my wife a 5D for her 72 birthday which is in 10 days. She has read almost every post on this site and most others and has come up with an interesting question:

"With an IS lens and the good high ISO performance of the 5D, are you still going to insist I shoots with a tripod for best results?"

I don't know how to answer her. The high ISO will allow the use of faster shutter speeds. The IS will significantly reduce the effects of old age induced shake. (If you see her, don't mention this last comment.)

I guess, theoretically, there would be a difference but from a pratical standpoing, would it be worth the bother of carrying something as bulky as a tripod for her to get excellant pictures?

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