Use IS on tripod or not????

Started Jul 25, 2008 | Discussions thread
Doug J Veteran Member • Posts: 9,346
Re: Watch out for low shutter speeds

Good point Gene, I recall your comments about this from a year or two ago. Canon does not do an adequate job in explaining IS, and this can lead to confusion. Even Chuck Westfall has changed his position & recommendations on IS over the past few years.

Hawkman wrote:

Even with the super tele, when you get down to around 1/2s or slower,
the drift of the IS element becomes significant, and will blur the
image. When I get down below 1/50 second or so on my 500/4 I just
turn IS off and use mirror lockup and remote release with excellent


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