How limiting is lack of image stabilization in Pany bodies?

Started Feb 13, 2013 | Questions thread
sigala1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,818
The old handheld shutter speed rule no longer applies

bimmerman wrote:

and I find the 5 Axis stabilization indispensable even with wideangle lenses. I recently bought a Nikon D5200 and a Nikon 35mm 1.8G to see how much more resolution 24MP holds and guess what... I now wish the D5200 had inbody stabilization as the 24MP resolution reveals motion blur even at 1/90 sec on a 35mm (50mmFOV) lens. My technique is probably to blame but the E-M5 serves me better than the Nikon and returns more tack sharp shots everytime.

With high resolution digital sensors, you need to at least DOUBLE the 35mm-equivalent focal length to get a reasonable safe handholding speed

Thus with that 35mm lens, 100/sec is the slowest shutter speed you would want to use, and you would need to make sure you are using good technique when using it.

And so yes, IS that actually WORKS is very useful for any sort of handheld photography, as 1/100 sec is a pretty common shutter speed.

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