Started May 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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In reply to nzmacro, May 3, 2012

In an odd way, you actually helped me make my point.

In my post I started out on the right foot by saying "tripods work great."

But then, as you pointed out, my generalizations were wrong. When I say "no one buys" or "everyone wants" I was projecting my own wants on everyone.

You demonstrated that people have various and divergent motives for wanting a smaller camera, and you are right.

Some people prefer to carry around a 8 kg tripod, because it actually does the best job of stabilizing a camera, and some other people would rather leave their tripod at home.

So... isn't it better to have IS (either on your camera body or built into your lens)?

You can always switch it off, those times you don't want it.
And you can always switch it back on, those times you do.
Just like 100 other features your camera has.

When you switch it off, it is just like you never had it. So everyone can choose whichever stabilization method they prefer.

Even Panasonic, Nikon and Canon give you this choice by offering IS lenses.
NEX, NX and X-1 Pro do not.

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