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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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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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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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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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Why there is no image-stabilized Canon 50mm lens?

Canon's 50mm prime lenses are all non-IS (Image Stabilization) for some reason. Considering the popularity of these range primes, shouldn't Canon be interested in shipping a new, optically improved IS ...
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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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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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For sports photography, should I use image stabilization or a faster lens?

For sports, I know that a faster lens would usually be considered more important than image stabilization, but what if, after selecting your shutter speed, your camera is picking apertures that don't ...
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Are manufacturers' Image Stabilisation ratings for zoom lenses deceptive?

I've been considering getting an L-series zoom lens, and the two that I am looking at are the Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS, and the 24-70mm f/2.8L. Aside from the extra reach of the 24-105, the main ...
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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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When removing a lens, does Image Stabilization need to be turned off on the lens?

I am taking a photograph course and the instructor, who repairs cameras, says it is extremely important to turn off the Image Stabilization on the lens before you remove it from the camera. He says ...
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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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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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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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Image stabilization with monopod: on or off?

With most lenses that feature image stabilization, you're supposed to turn IS (or VR) off when mounting the camera on a tripod. But what about monopods? For a DSLR mounted on a monopod, should IS be ...
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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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How can I determine the minimum shutter speed to avoid blur from camera shake?

How can I determine the minimum shutter speed at which I can effectively avoid camera shake while hand-holding the camera?
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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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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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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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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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What's the difference between the lenses EF-S 18-55 DC III and EF-S 18-55 IS II?

I'm planning on purchasing a Canon 1100D with an image stabilized lens. However, I've found two offers with different lenses. Can you explain to me the difference? Canon EOS 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS ...
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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 in-camera stabilization not popular? [closed]

As per question, why is it most of the camera does not have stabilization in the camera body, and the IS has to come from the lens? Because if we put the IS in the camera, then we do not need to ...
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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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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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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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Does having an autofocus motor in body vs lens affect image stabilization or image quality? [duplicate]

In terms of image quality and image stabilization, what difference does it make to have an autofocus motor in-body vs.in-lenses ? The question How do camera body motors compare to in-lens motors for ...
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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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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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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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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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How does the Tamron 70-200mm F/2.8 without VR/IS compare to the Nikon 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 VR?

I'm looking at two different lenses. The Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF Macro Lens. http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-70-200mm-Digital-Cameras-A001NII/dp/B0012GDOQS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=...
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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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Should I keep Image Stabilization (IS) off when I do not actually need it?

I own a Canon 7D and a EF-S 15-85 IS lens and I keep the image stabilization turned on all the time. Recently, an experienced photographer told me that this is a huge mistake because it reduces image ...
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Where does the ¹/shutter speed = focal length rule for hand shake come from?

The generally accepted rule of thumb is that the shutter speed must be the same or larger than the inverse of the focal length. As is, it seems that it makes no sense as is: On a 24 Mpixels full-...
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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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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 ...