I think Image Stabilizing is the overrate of the century

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I think Image Stabilizing is the overrate of the century

I got IS on my EF-S 17-55mm.

If I shoot outside at f/2.8 and ISO-100 among:

Snow and bright sunlight in the winter, the shutter most often blinks on 1/8000 and I need to stop down the lens to not overexpose.

Spring, summer or fall vegetation and bright sunlight, it mostly sticks on or around 1/4000.

Spring, summer or fall vegetation and light clouds, it mostly sticks on or around 1/2000.

Spring, summer or fall vegetation and strong overcast or dusk/dawn, it mostly sticks on or around 1/500.

I rarely use IS outside unless I'm shooting at night in a city e.g., or inside my house. Even with long lenses I don't or won't need IS at all. It's just a waste of money unless you shoot mostly at night or inside. In most daylight situations, I can handheld super long lenses at ISO-100 with no sweat according to my data.

This is just my strong opinion about this!

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