IS... your perspective...

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Steviecool Forum Member • Posts: 92
IS... your perspective...

Hello!

Normally I leave my Image Stabilization on, as a habit and by default. I understand that its useful for shooting at slower speeds, particularly hand held. But I tend to leave it on as I've never noticed a difference in images with it on or off, even landscapes mounted on a tripod...

Lately I've been shooting a lot of birds, especially raptors. As fast focusing is crucial in trying to get the shot, every fraction of a second counts. I was reading in a photography book that at faster speeds, its a good idea to turn IS off as your camera and lens will focus faster as the camera isn't 'looking' for shaking. Has anybody had any experience with this? My main body is an E30 and my main wildlife lenses are the 70-300mm, and the Bigma. I also use the TC 1.4 teleconverter with both lenses.

Thanks in advance,

s.

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