How limiting is lack of image stabilization in Pany bodies?

Started Feb 13, 2013 | Questions thread
Christoph Stephan
Christoph Stephan Veteran Member • Posts: 4,132
Re: How limiting is lack of image stabilization in Pany bodies?

lsundy wrote:

However, what troubles me is the lack of IS in the Pany bodies. if I want the advantages of IS (and I am battling to understand why one wouldn't), then am I not excluding the option of using Olympus lenses and many third party lenses which are not stabilized with the Pany body?

This depends on what you shoot. Irrespective of the camera brand used, IS is a god-sent when you take many pictures of still subjects in dim light (cityscapes at dusk / night and church interiors come to mind) and do nnot want to carry around a tripod. It is, however, useless for moving subjects (people) and there can be trap, because you may forgot in the heat of the action that longer exposures you use for still subjects are not permissible there....

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