Does Sony force Sigma to disable OS in lens?

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
RichV
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Re: Does Sony force Sigma to disable OS in lens?
In reply to busch, Apr 27, 2013

busch wrote:

Why would Sony force them to do that? I think that idea is a bit off the deep end. From my limited experience the Sony system works better that the Sigma anyway, so I would turn off the in lens stabilizer if I had it.

I'd be with you 100% if it weren't for the fact that Sony makes you "menu dive" to turn SSS on and off; bad move.  I want to do that for two reasons, usually: to use and "un-use" a tripod, and when I'm setting the shutter speed such that SSS doesn't give me anything (or may actually get in the way of a sharper image; at least I certainly don't want the battery usage at those speeds). This is a case where the design is getting in the way of what I want to do.

What could Sony do? They tend to like to do things for you (a la "you don't know what you're doing, so we'll automate it" (note: did Sony take away the SSS external function because it cast a disparaging image on Sony images if the photographer forgot to turn it on/off?)) so they could auto-recognize tripod (or extremely steady) shots and just stay out of the way, and they could put a rule system in the menu about SSS activation/de-activation based on FL and shutter speed, user-adjusted.

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