R5 IBIS doesn't work with EF lens IS?

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thunder storm Senior Member • Posts: 3,736
Re: R5 IBIS doesn't work with EF lens IS?

Radek Tezaur wrote:

Steve Balcombe wrote:

At least, that's what this seems to imply (my emphasis):

"... a high-performance coordinated image stabilization (IS) system that integrates the camera's in-body IS with IS systems on attached RF lenses."

from: https://global.canon/en/news/2020/20200213.html

Hopefully it will at least be possible (and easy) to choose between lens IS or sensor IS. While I'm very pleased that the R5 has IBIS, if I can't use the excellent 5-stop optical IS in my 600 I'll be pretty miffed.

I would not read it that way. It may work better with RF lenses, but other manufacturers seem to make IBIS work just fine with legacy lenses too. Why could not Canon? To make everyone buy new overpriced lenses?

Canon won't do this, as it is too risky. Doing this will come at the cost of loosing market share. There's always the MC11 or Metabones, and once a Sony body has arrived Canon might actually sell less lenses.

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M for zooms, RF for primes

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