Help with Zeiss 24mm!

Started Feb 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
KBKB Senior Member • Posts: 2,865
Re: No OSS, dealbreaker?

Nush wrote:

How do you switch off OSS? And does OSS really play a big factor?

On the NEX-7, which is what I have, OSS is disabled by going to Menu->Setup->SteadyShot, and then selecting "Off".

In my opinion, OSS helps when shooting handheld even at the 24mm focal length. You'll be able to utilize somewhat slower shutter speeds which, in turn, allow you to use a smaller aperture (if desired) or a lower ISO. This is especially true for handheld landscape shots where there's not a lot of movement.

OSS should be turned off when shooting on a tripod.  (Therefore, if most of your shots are taken using a tripod, you won't benefit from OSS since it'll be turned off.)

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