Ideal Amateur Birding Setup - D500/500PF vs new combo: A9/200-600

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lokatz
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Re: Ideal Amateur Birding Setup - D500/500PF vs new combo: A9/200-600

rumple wrote:

lokatz wrote:

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- IBIS: In-body image stabilization performs very well on the a9. The Nikon 500 PF also stabilizes very well for an in-lens system, by IBIS has intrinsic advantages, as stabilization is generally easier to implement and works better the closer to the sensor you do it.

IBIS is less effective on telephotos. So the 200-600mm has in-lens stabilization to work in conjunction with IBIS.

This statement is a bit misleading, I think.  A better way of saying it is this:

IBIS is equally effective on telephotos. Since the impact of image vibration grows proportionally with focal length, however, combining IBIS with in-lens stabilization offers the best VR results.  So the 200-600mm has in-lens stabilization to work in conjunction with IBIS.

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