How good are these IBIS systems?

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How good are these IBIS systems?
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In case you missed it, NikonRumors.com just summarized a test of various camera makes' IBIS+lens systems conducted by Germany's FotoMagazin. It shows the Z7 II together with the Z 70-200 as the best overall performer, still yielding excellent shots at 200mm down to shutter speeds of .6s. Canon's R5, the Oly OM-D E-M1 Mark III and the Pana S1R performed fairly well, down to about 1/6s.

Two notes are worth adding that NikonRumors did not show:

1. The Sony a9 II performed so poorly that the magazine folks thought they'd screwed up somehow and decided to repeat the test. With the same outcome!

2. They also tested all these body/lens combos on a tripod WHILE LEAVING IBIS ENABLED. Conventional wisdom says you should not do that. Turned out the results were identical for each body/lens combo, regardless whether IBIS was on or off. In other words: since modern cameras detect whether they are mounted on a tripod and adjust settings automatically as needed, do not worry about having to switch stabilization off. You don't need to.

 lokatz's gear list:lokatz's gear list
Panasonic ZS100 Nikon D500 Nikon D850 Canon EOS R5 Nikon Z7 II +33 more
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