Does Sony force Sigma to disable OS in lens?

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
OpticsEngineer Veteran Member • Posts: 6,178
Steady shot is better

I just tried out my Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 that has optical stablization just after sunset outdoors, photographing a distant cell phone tower.  (nice clean lines to look at)

f=200 shutter time 1/40th second ISO100.

Lens stabilization on, Sony body stablization off.    10 handheld pictures, 5 were good.  5 were bad.

Then lens stabilization off, Sony body stabilization on.   10 handheld pictures, 10 were good.

This is the same thing I got the last time I did this check.  So I always leave optical stablization off and Sony Steady Shot on.

It is nice having the stabilized view through the viewfinder with lens stablization turned on.   Maybe in bright sunshine with shorter shutter times it would make sense to do that.   But in reality, I never seem to bother with it.

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