Questions tagged [image-stabilization]

Image Stabilization (or Vibration Reduction) is a technology used to reduce the effects of camera shake. This is done is several different ways, and different companies use different names. Using this tag This tag applies to all types of image stabilization, regardless of the name or whether it happens in the lens, body, or digitally.

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Pixel-size translations between subsequent mobile phone pictures taken on tripod?

I am trying to take two identical pictures that are exactly the same in every way except for noise. However, I am finding it incredibly difficult due to the tiny angular movements that seem to always ...
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Why do I need to turn off image stabilizer to film a video? [closed]

I have a Canon Rebel T6 that I'm going to use to film a video for a class, and when looking up instructions, a website recommended that I turn off auto-focus and image stabilizer. I know auto-focus ...
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Shutter speed -vs- effective image stabilisation

I have a Canon 5d full frame with a mixture of Canon, Sigma and Tamron lenses. Is there a stage when the image stabilisation system becomes ineffective because the shutter speed used is faster than ...
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Which camera (and lens) mode or settings for moving subjects?

So for the first time, I've been shooting moving subjects. I've got a new camera and a lot of stress, so I barely had time to set it up completely before the shoot (nothing professional though anyway)....
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Which image stabilization mode do I use for moving subjects?

As a follow up to Which camera (and lens) mode or settings for moving subjects?: I've recently shot moving subjects for the first time, and I was wondering which image stabilization mode I should be ...
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Using Feiyu G6 Plus as remote shooter

I'm looking forward to getting this gimbal, but have 2 doubts, first, does it act as a remote shooter? what I mean, is on setting a timelapse does the gimbal also takes the pictures? or do I need to ...
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What focal-length setting to use for in-body image stabilization with manual zoom lenses?

The FujiFilm X-H1 has in-body image stabilization that requires the focal length to be set on the camera when using manual-focus lenses with adapters. This is a bit cumbersome with zoom lenses, and I ...
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How many extra stops do monopods offer for tele photographs?

I have often wondered what the purpose of monopods is. It seems to me that they remove only two degrees of freedom out of three possible degrees of freedom of camera shake. And the situation is even ...
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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM or Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS?

I need a recommendation. I want to buy a telephoto lens and I don't know a lot about photography. I am looking at these 2 options: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM: Fixed lens. Fast (f/2.8). Effective ...
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Can I trust in advertised 4 stops of image stabilization in a cheap kit lens? [duplicate]

I have an image stabilizer in my 18-55mm kit lens that came with the Canon EOS 2000D DSLR. I recently tested it with the largest possible focal length of this lens. I saw that the viewfinder image ...
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Why is there ghosting when using flash on tripod with image stabilization?

I am puzzled by the ghosting in this shot. It is definitely caused by the flash (shot of the exact same scene without flash removed the ghost image). The camera was on a tripod, and I was using a ...
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Can you use image-stabilized lenses with dumb adapters?

I'm looking to adapt some lenses unto my M43 body using a dumb adapter, leaving the lens unpowered/uncontrolled. Does it matter if the lens has image stabilization or not? I'm worried that if the lens ...
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Nikon Lens makes buzzing / humming noise when VR is on - is this normal?

I was given a Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens as a Christmas gift. It takes great pictures, but one thing I noticed immediately is that it makes a buzzing or humming noise when ...
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How to dampen tripod vibration on bouncy surface? [duplicate]

I was recording my daughter's band performance, with a Vivitar HF-TR59 59" Tripod set on wooden bleachers, Sony a7iii with 24-240 lens, OIS on. Camera shake warning was on most of the time, and one ...
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Does OIS in some cases reduce the quality of the picture (softness, vignetting, loss of contrast…)? [duplicate]

I always take pictures with optical image stabilization enabled (except if I take long exposure shots with a tripod), but I was wondering if OIS could (in some cases) reduce the picture quality. OIS ...
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How bad is it to have a telelens without VR?

Yesterday I bought an AF-P Nikkor 70-300 and it was supposed to have VR but today the package arrived and I realized that it does not have it. Sincerily, it bothers me some to ask my money back so I ...
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How can the focal length for shake reduction be determined when the lens is mounted using a reverse lens adapter?

My camera (Sony A7RII) offers image stabilisation (SteadyShoot). I shoot macros using a 50mm and a 28mm Olympus lens reverse mounted with anadapter. What values should I enter in the menu to ...
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What Lens to Buy [duplicate]

I'm a veteran hobbyist photography with a so-so photography IQ in the moment, by no means a settings expert. I often shoot landscapes and wildlife, but also will be taking pictures for my university's ...
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How to take pixel-for-pixel aligned pictures with a DSLR and iPhone 7?

The Plan So I am trying to take two pictures, one with a DSLR and one with an iPhone 7. Why an iPhone 7? That's just what I own currently I want the photos to be aligned so that they are exactly the ...
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Is this shutter-shock wobble with Fujifilm's OIS? Is it normal?

I have a Fuji X-T10 and an XC 50-230 4.5-6.7 OIS II lens. Normally its OIS is incredible. But there is a particular combination of settings that is giving me trouble. I would like to know if this ...
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Does IBIS reduce image resolution? How does it compare to lens based IS?

I heard a lot about in-body image stabilization recently and I wonder how this technology works. I don't mean the mechanical part (I understand how the sensor moves along different axes to compensate),...
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Why is my Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens making a ticking noise?

My Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens is making a noise I never heard before. It takes pictures and focus as usual but produces a constant ticking noise when the image stabiliser is turned on.
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Can dust or humidity affect the shift mechanism of a sensor stabilised camera?

Sony and Pentax, and probably others, use a shift mechanism in the sensor (movable sensor) for image stabilization. While I see many benefits with this approach, how are these sensors protected ...
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Does IBIS (In-Body Image Stabilisation) in a Fujifilm camera affect image quality?

In an interview done with a Fujifilm senior product planner, it was said that XF-mount lenses are incompatible with IBIS, and that Fujifilm does not want to sacrifice image quality. But in the recent ...
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Using macro lenses for portrait photography/videography IS

A while ago I was trying to find IS in prime lenses (I have one prime and one zoom, the zoom has IS, making it super awesome for video work and low light and the prime has f1.4 making it super awesome ...
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Why is sensor shift stabilization not visible in the viewfinder?

In another answer @ital writes that: For DSLRs, the difference is that optical stabilization is visible in the viewfinder while sensor-shift is not. For telephoto lenses, this makes it easier to ...
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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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Image stabilizing settings for panning photos

I'm trying to make a good shot of moving vehicles, but don't get which settings are best to do that. I'm using Nikon D750 with kit 24-120mm f/4 lens, the later have following switches for image ...
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How fast can you shoot your normal (50mm equivalent) lens handheld, and without optical image stabilization?

How fast can you shoot your normal (50mm equivalent) lens handheld, and without optical image stabilization? I have had the FUJINON XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS for about two years now. I am very happy ...
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When does the aperture ring close when using exposure-delay mode?

I understand mirror slap can introduce unwanted vibration. But what about the closing of the aperture ring, especially with a telephoto lens? I'll be using exposure delay mode with a tripod. When does ...
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What is the reason for a ripple effect on photos taken from a helicopter?

I took a trip on a helicopter and took many pictures with my iPhone 6 plus. One of the images was distorted with a sort of wavy ripple blur effect (other images did not exhibit the same distortion): ...
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Is my tamron lens VC (image stabilisation) working properly

I am an amateur photography and although i have taken long exposure photos before, this is the first time for a while and with my new camera Canon EOS1300D. I am surprised at the blurry result. The ...
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Does Nocticron image stabilization works with non-Panasonic bodies?

I just got the Lumix Nocticron 42.5mm which has "optical image stabilization". Is this a purely lens-only stabilization that works independently of the body, or do I need a Panasonic body to take (...
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Origin of the sound / noise made by some stabilized lenses?

It has been reported that some lenses with VR (Vibration Reduction), IS (Image Stabilization) and lenses with OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) produce some noise. On Canon and Nikon lenses, noise ...
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Remove ghost image from a single photo

I took a photo on my phone where everything appears twice. When zoomed out, it just looks blurry, but when zoomed in, you can see a faint, slightly shifted copy of the original subject. See below a ...
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Can I use only VR lens for my Nikon D5600?

Nikon D5600 doesn't have image stabilisation. So, I am wondering if I can only use those Nikkor lenses which have VR mentioned? (I am a beginner at DSLR photography and still learning.) I wanted to ...
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Do I need Image Stabilization for canon 35mm f/2? [duplicate]

I want to buy canon 35mm f/2 and there is one with IS and the other one without it. I am wondering if It is worth paying twice as much for IS itself. Both lenses produce the same image quality. Is the ...
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Why does using IS with my 70-200/2.8 lens remove detail?

Can someone explain why my 70-200mm 2.8 is is ruining photos with IS? I'll shoot at a shutter speed of 200-250, at around 160mm. When I have no IS, all the pores and wrinkles are perfectly sharp. If ...
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Why do some cameras offer 5-axis stabilization only in video?

The new EOS M6, not surely FZ2000 etc. offer 5-axis image stabilization only when shooting video. Why is that?; I think it takes more processing power to do such thing in video mode though...
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What's “hybrid” vibration reduction in Nikon cameras?

A number of Nikon cameras have image stabilization which Nikon markets as VR (vibration reduction). In some of these cameras there's a camera setting for VR - it can be on, off or hybrid. On and off ...
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Hand-Held Gimbal vs Image Stabilization

There are now people using hand-held gimbals like this one or that one with their DSLRs or mirrorless cameras. How does the effect of such a gimbal compare to image stabilization? Can they be used for ...
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How to twist focus ring without shaking camera?

I'm shooting macro video with a Sony a6300 with a 50mm macro lens. I'm trying to do food shots with extremely shallow depth of field, for example two cookies, one behind the other. I'm trying to do ...
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Which Nikon-mount lens is better for shooting birds and wildlife, Nikon 200-500mm or Sigma 150-600mm?

I am finding it difficult to decide between the Nikon 200-500mm and the Sigma 150-600mm lenses for wildlife photography (especially birds). I have read lots of review for both the lenses, but I still ...
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Sensor hangs loose in the body when camera is switched off

I own a Panasonic DMC-G81 (same as G80/G85) with in-body Image Stabilization. When turned on everything is just fine, but when turned off, the sensor is wobbling around in the body. When no lens ...
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Should the sensor assembly on an Olympus E-PL7 move freely when power is off?

I just purchased (new) an E-PL7 as a backup for my aging E-PL6 body. It appears to function perfectly, but when powered off a slight clunking sound can be heard if the camera is lightly shaken along ...
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Is it good to use VR lens with teleconverter?

I recently thinking to do something more for my photography experience. I want to buy a telephoto lens with a VR but it is expensive. That's why i am thinking that i should buy teleconverter instead ...
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Does image stabilization counter shutter shock?

Image stabilization counters physical motion and thereby decreases blurring of images. Shutter shock is also physical motion so it might be corrected by image stabilization. However it might also not ...
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My lens doesn't have switches or buttons for focus or VR — does this matter?

I've got a new Nikon D5300 with 18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses. The 18-55mm lens provided with the camera doesn't have switches or buttons to change focus mode and turn on off VR, etc. Does it matter?
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What would be the reason to not include VR/IS in a telephoto lens?

A recently released Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED doesn't have VR. It surprises me a lot. I understand that there is little interest in having VR/IS in fast 35mm or 50mm lenses, but here, we are talking ...
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How to correct HDR post-processing artifacts in a series of exposures

I have taken several series of frames that I intend to process into timelapse sequence. Some were taken using a smartphone camera in HDR mode. Due to the post-processing that happens in the device, ...