IS reaction time - is IS fast enough?

Started Nov 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
Schnapper
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Re: IS reaction time - is IS fast enough?
In reply to photostarts, Nov 15, 2012

It does take a second (or maybe half second) to spool up, so if you see something happening and you bring the camera right up to your eye and fire off the shot immediately it can be affected negatively by the IS... That assumes that you're able to get the focus point onto the subject pretty quickly and it focuses first (I think the AF is usually ready for the shot before the IS is).  The IS continues to run for a few seconds after you release the shutter button (or AF back button), so if you're watching something through the VF and tracking the focus I've never noticed any negative effect from the IS.

I think that the benefits of the IS are worth the extra money... and the fact that the IQ of the IS lens is reportedly better than the non-IS is an added bonus.

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