GFX 100s IS modes (esp on a monopod?)

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GFX 100s IS modes (esp on a monopod?)

The GFX 100s is the first camera body where I've had IS and so maybe this is a newbie question--but I don't think I understand how the different modes operate.

I *thought* that the difference between Continuous IS and "When Shooting" was as it sounds--the one starts only when you press the shutter button halfway down (a power-saving measure?). But I accidentally left IS on when on a tripod the other day and noticed that "Continuous" offered much better stabilization than "When Shooting"--it didn't look bad at all when magnified on the rear LCD (also to my surprise). "When Shooting" was a mess.

Today I played around with the IS modes on a monopod, shooting at 1.4 seconds with a 32-64. "Continuous" was not good, although one image out of the ten repeated shots wasn't bad. "Off" was not good. "When Shooting" was sharp on all ten of the images.

Before I go off and spend a lot of time playing with this to sort things out, has anyone already sorted out what works and what doesn't--and why one mode works when the other doesn't?

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