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Is Image Stabilization better in the lens or the body? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between in-lens image stabilizing and in-sensor image stabilizing? Some DSLR manufacturers have image stabilization (IS) in the body of their cameras, ...
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Help me understand image stabilization lens vs built in camera sensor [duplicate]

What are the key differences between the two? How does it affect cost, the image viewed through the viewfinder, and stabiliz quality?
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Is there any significant difference between Nikon and Canon?

I'm considering purchasing a DSLR for the first time here in the next couple of months. The two "big boys" seem to be Canon and Nikon. I've looked at both companies, and I can't really see significant ...
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Is it true that there are no stabilized prime lenses (and if so, why)?

Fast prime lenses like the Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens work nicely in low-light situations. But I'm quite sure they would work even more nicely if they had optical image stabilizers. It seems to me that no ...
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How does Image Stabilization / Vibration Reduction work?

I know the effect of IS and VR, but what exactly is going on when they're enabled... how do they work from a technical standpoint?
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Telephoto lens: is optical stabilization important?

I'm planning on purchasing either a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Telephoto or a Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM IF lens. The first one has a narrower range and does not have optical ...
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Is it necessary to turn off lens-based VR before turning off the camera?

I just bought a D3100 and started reading its manual. On the lens' Vibration Reduction chapter it said that the VR should be turned off before turning off the camera, every time I use it. Is it really ...
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What happens if stabilization is in the lens and also the body?

This is related to "Is Image Stabilization better in the lens or the body?" - there are lenses with stabilization built-in, and there are bodies with it built-in. What if a stabilizing lens is ...
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Do Professional and Semi professional cameras have "steadyshot" technology?

Do professional and semi professional cameras have good optical image stabilization, sometimes called steady shot?
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If my Nikon DSLR camera came with a non-VR lens, do I need to buy a new camera to use VR lenses?

I am very new to photography. I recently bought a Nikon D5200 NVR camera. Is it possible to replace its camera lens with a VR one or do I need to buy a new DSLR with VR lens on it?
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Sony a6300 image stabilization

I am trying to make a move from point and shoot (I own nikon p510) to interchangeable lenses. I have zoomed into Sony Alpha A6300 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS PZ + 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS and Fujifilm X-T20 ...
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Optical or Digital Image stabilization?

Which is better? The digital or optical stabilization? Are there any differences between them?
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Pentax k-30: can i buy all lens not stabilized?

I'm interested to buy a Pentax K-30. I'm wondering : can I buy not stabilized optics because of body' stabilized sensor ? Is the overall image quality comparable to an optic with stabilizer (like ...
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Is it possible to get precise framing with an unstabilized lens with a long focal length?

The longest lens I normally shoot with is a 70mm prime — a 35mm-e of 105mm on my APS-C DSLR. I'm trying out the DA★ 200mm f/2.8, though, and the thing people always say about a stabilized viewfinder ...
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What are the striking differences between Canon and Nikon? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any significant difference between Nikon and Canon? I have recently bought a Nikon D5100 and a Nikon 18-135mm lens. This is my first DSLR and am very happy with it. ...
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