Is image stabilization really the stuff?

Started Mar 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
LeicaBOSS
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IBIS makes manufacturers LAZY
In reply to cosmonaut, Mar 5, 2014

Here's my issue. IS is sometimes great to have. Travel photos, lower light shots, environmental portraits, hanheld tele-nature, mammals...

AND In-lens stabilization is amazing. for long teles - the panning and stnadard IS can provide 4 stops of amazing goodness and a smooth, clear image in the viewfinder.

But IBIS is just not as good - and when you have it - the manufacturers get lazy and don't put the superior OSS/IS in the lenses - so you're left with kind of crap-tier IS when you need it, and crap-tier IS when you don't.

The reality is that they won't give you both - so I take no IBIS + in-lens IS as my preferred choice.

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