Are there such situation(s) that can cause a camera (can be a point and shoot camera or a DSLR Lens) Lens to lose its image stabilization ability?


If you're talking about lenses permanently losing their stabilisation ability this could be due to any of the following factors

  • failure of the switch which activates IS
  • faults of the motion detection sensors
  • failure of the control system
  • failure of the IS motors
  • jamming of the IS lens elements

which in turn may be the results of

  • manufacturing defects
  • physical shocks to the lens
  • moisture or water damage
| improve this answer | |

I'm no lens doctor, but a good ol' drop on the floor might do it.

| improve this answer | |

I assume the optical IS function that is built into lenses is micro-gyro based, not image movement based, and so may be affected by a strong magnetic field.

Also, dirty contacts can cause all sorts of errors.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.