GX1 with 20mm f1.7 always shoots wide open?

Started Jul 5, 2013 | Questions thread
Impulses Veteran Member • Posts: 6,368
Re: GX1 with 20mm f1.7 always shoots wide open?

Lenses of shorter lengths do not need stabilization.  If the 20 1.7 needed OIS, it would have it.  In fact, no lens needs stabilization.  All any lens needs is a human to select the proper combination of shutter speed, aperture and ISO...or to have a tripod handy when necessary.  This dependency on stabilization is silly.

Why? It's a solution to a problem like any other... Some would turn around and tell you that depending on (or having to resort to) a tripod when having IS available is just as silly. I'm just playing devil's advocate btw, not trying to argue the need for IS with the 20mm or vice versa.

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