R5, IS on or off for flight shots?

Started May 15, 2022 | Discussions thread
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Re: R5, IS on or off for flight shots?

Johnnyxbow wrote:

My R5 is tack sharp with stationary birds using 100-500 lens. But in flight shots are in focus and camera does not seen to struggle tracking, but not tack sharp. Shutter speeds are up at 2500/3200 IS I have tried on mode one and two. I will try turning IS off next time, but not likely to be until next weekend.

Anyone noticed any issues or have any suggestions

Turn IS off completely for BIFs.  I always have much higher keeper rates without it, no matter the mode or the shutter speed.


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