Importance of IS?

Started Oct 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
drv320 Regular Member • Posts: 110
Re: Importance of IS?

I found that I used IS, OS, IBIS as a crutch.  Yes, it was nice to have, but it can't replace good technique and thorough knowledge of your camera.

I never thought I could use a non-stabilized camera or lens, but I began to learn with the 50mm f1.8 on my Nikon DSLR.  I found that IS, OS, IBIS were not nearly as important as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO (and the relationship between them).  My X-Pro1 beats the pants off Oly in high ISO (had the OM-D and sold it).  No, the AF isn't as fast, but it's fast enough for my style of shooting.  Besides...for fast, I have my DSLR.

Even though I am perfectly happy with my non-stabilized X-Pro1 and the non-stabilized 35mm.  I will be getting the (stabilized) 18-55.  I need a zoom for travel.

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