SSS Effectiveness

Started Sep 17, 2009 | Discussions thread
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azoele
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SSS Effectiveness
Sep 17, 2009

This is driving me a little nuts: I am not understanding how effective SuperSteadyShot is on a A700, and how reliable...

Sometimes, the thing will go crazy, and will warn me that I have shake even at 1/125s at 70mm; other times, same lens,same focal lenght, same position, same way of handholding, it tells me it's safe to shoot (I see only one or two bars in viewfinder) at 1/15!

Plus, what can be considered a "safe" assumption as to how much it can stabilize? I was expecting a solid 2 stops, possibly 3 (stabilized lenses easily achieve 3 stops), but reality, for really sharp shots, seems to be between 1 & 2 stops. Is it the general consensus, or something is wrong with me or my Alpha?

Thanks,
Lory

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