The Biggest Competitive Challenge for Pentax - IBIS as Commodity

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Re: The Biggest Competitive Challenge for Pentax - IBIS as Commodity

KiloHotelphoto wrote:

I’ve used Pentax with IBIS and Canon with IS lenses for stills only and for small focal length lenses I couldn’t tell a difference between the two systems, they both work really well. It does sound like IBIS is a better option for video though.

For longer focal length I’ve owned the K1 and DA560 with IBIS and Canon 1DX2 and 600/4 IS II with in lens stabilization and the Canon IS works much better.

Supertelephotos are a special case where in-lens stabilization is much more appropriate and necessary than it is for normal sized lenses.  Ideally you have in-lens and in-body stabilization working in tandem, so for instance the body can correct the rotational part of the movement.  In-lens stabilization then becomes a special feature of a few particularly demanding lenses while everything else is handled by the body.

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