M6 II and older glass, i.s. doesn't turn off.

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Sittatunga Senior Member • Posts: 1,743
Re: Standard behavior

nnowak wrote:

Rock and Rollei wrote:

  1. R2D2 wrote:

dave vichich wrote:

R2D2 wrote:

dave vichich wrote:

I'm glad to hear that's it's not a flaw, just a poor design.

LOL, others may call it a feature (stabilizing the image view). Perhaps the poor design is in the older (noticeably noisy) IS mechanisms of the older lenses?


I look at it as a way for Canon to make money.

The older lenses are just that, old. If you make newer cameras that will somehow affect these older lenses to perhaps, breakdown, then say that the lens is 10 years years old and can't be repaired, what does the camera owner do? They buy new glass.

I've never had an IS lens break down. Or heard of them breaking down in droves when used on mirrorless.

I have. Once. My original 24-105 L, the IS unit failed as well as the ribbon cable. As I wasn't using an M at the time, it wasn't anything to do with that.

To be honest, I just don't understand the problem. I find it positively beneficial to have the viewfinder image stabilised.

How is it useful to have stabilization running when no one is even looking at the camera?

About as useful as having the camera switched on when no one is even looking at it.

Should I even think about wearing down the battery needlessly. In warmer climates that may not matter. In the great white north, it kind of does. Good thing I bought 4 extra batteries when I got this camera.

I've had my M5 out in -10 F weather too. You just adapt and keep taking pictures.

I.S. lenses have been around for what ... 30 years. Why does this function need to stay on now? I'm pretty sure there could be a switch added into the firmware that would give the end user the option as to how they would like it to function.

Sure they could. They haven't so far.

Ok, my little rate is over.

You adjust to using the tool that's in your hands (or you die). Give it some time, you'll be OK.


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