Does lens/Camera stabilization compensate for a flimsy tripod?

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40daystogo Regular Member • Posts: 348
Does lens/Camera stabilization compensate for a flimsy tripod?

I figure this is the right forum to ask about travel tripods - a subject close to the heart of travel and landscape photographers.

I'm close to getting an ultra light tripod around 2 lbs (900 grams), and the user reviews indicate these are not the most stable.

I wonder whether the in-lens and camera stabilization can compensate for the shudders of the light tripod that holds the camera?

I've heard the advice to turn off the stabilization when using a tripod, but that assumes a solid tripod. Would it work to leave the stablization on when using a flimsy cheap tripod?

The tripods I'm aiming for are in the USD$120-150 range, such as the MeFoto Backpacker.

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