Importance of IS?

Started Oct 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
viking79 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,147
Re: Importance of IS?

Okay, so that is equivalent to 35 on APS-C, roughly, so I can handhold that fairly comfortably at 1/50, but will miss a few, and even 1/30 if I am careful, will miss more.

Anyway, if looking at 1/50, that is 1/25, 1/12.5, 1/6, 1/3 is 4 stops, but I imagine at 1/3 you will miss a lot, so it is probably like me handholding a 35mm at 1/25 or so, or maybe 3 stops?

My point is those numbers are always overly optimistic.  I am not saying it is a bad thing, but usually a shot would be better with a tripod, and it looks like that is one of the better IBIS system, but I still think the images are never quite as sharp with IBIS vs shooting on a tripod.


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