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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Is Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 stabilized, can it be used for handheld shots?

Has a Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 got an Image Stabiliser? Following an answer to a previous question re my wifes Canon EOS 450D in which Jrista suggested the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 lens rather than the ...
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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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Does my Canon 24-105mm have an issue with IS?

I have a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. After using this lens for a day or so, I have noticed a problem with the image stabilizer. It works fine with slow shutter speeds at F/4, but causes a lot of ...
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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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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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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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Does the Canon 7D have noise reduction, and does it matter?

I have been doing shooting with a Rebel XSi for about 5 years now as a hobby, and want to step it up a bit. I am looking at getting a 7D, but I was advised to get the T4i instead. The main arguments ...
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How do I align/stabilize images for a timelapse?

I've taken a picture of my yard every day for a while now, all from the same angle. I'd like to align them all and crop a bit off the edges so they are stable for a timelapse. Right now there are 450 ...
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Slower VR lens vs faster non VR, which one is better for hand held in low light?

I have a Nikkor 18-105mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, and a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D. The latter is obviously a faster lens and as such better in low light, but (assuming the zoom lens is set to 50mm), which one ...
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What features really matter in a point and shoot camera?

I am planning to buy my first new digital camera. Now I am too confused for more than 20 days about how I can choose a camera. I want to use the camera for domestic purpose. The Canon IXUS 220 HS ...
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How does the Canon EF 75-300mm USM III compare to the Canon EF 70-300mm USM IS?

The Canon EF 75-300mm USM III lens costs 179$ on Amazon whereas the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens costs 500$. Now the differences I see are: The 70-300mm has IS The 70-300mm has 8 diaphragm ...
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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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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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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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Does the Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS offer significant benefit over the Canon EF-S 18-55mm?

Does the Image Stability feature of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS make any difference compared to older non-IS version (Canon EF-S 18-55mm)? Which version is better?
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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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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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How to auto-align slight movements in pictures shot for a timelapse?

I have been working on a project that I have been documenting for the past few weeks. Unfortunately, the camera mount I built causes slight movements of the camera. Therefore between days there are ...
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Sony A7 II vs A7R image stabilization

I am having trouble deciding which of the above cameras is right for my budget. It basically comes down to the question of how close the A7R with a stabilized lens comes to the A7II in terms of low ...
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Does sensor size affect performance of image stabilization?

Many lenses today have image stabilization (IS) in the lens. At least Canon and Nikon do this. The Canon and Nikon systems allow one to use lenses intended for full frame cameras in their crop sensor ...
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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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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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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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Will camera body automatically adjust for IS lens?

If I'm using a lens with image stabilization will my camera body detect this and automatically lower the required shutter speed? For example, say I set an aperture of f4 with a non-IS lens, and I ...
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Image Stabilization in Lens vs Body: Which is Cheaper?

Is Image Stabilization better in the lens or the body? Someone already asked that. But I'm trying to make a purchasing decision. It seems that the short answer to my title question is that it's ...
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How useful is in-lens image stabilisation at long zoom lengths on micro 4/3?

I have a Panasonic G3 with the 14-42mm kit lens. I am now looking for a second lens and would like to start with a longer kit-zoom. Something to go from around my kit lens' 42mm up to the 150mm kind ...
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Will the Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS provide significant benefit over non IS for basketball and volleyball?

I am trying to figure out if I really need the image stabilization feature at almost double the cost. I am a freelancer and shoot sports. During basketball and volleyball contests I am using the Sigma ...
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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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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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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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What is the rule for shutter speed in macro photography?

The common rule of thumb is that for handheld photography, shutter speed needs to be the inverse of focal length or shorter to avoid blur caused by camera shake; image stabilization gives you a factor ...
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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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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 is my picture blurry?

To start, here is some info about the following photo I took: Photo: Shutter 1/80s, f/1.8, ISO 100 Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, no lens filter Camera: Canon T5i I took some pictures at my school'...
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Will lack of image stabilization be a problem if I'm using a tripod?

I have been looking in to the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro for both its macro and telephoto capability, and noticed it does not have an optical image stabilizer. I'm still new to photography ...
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What situation might cause a camera Lens to lose its Image stabilization ability?

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?
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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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Should 5-axis Image Stabilisation work on exposures greater than 1/60 second?

Last week I purchased an Olympus Pen EP5 from Jessops. The camera works well for me, except for image stabilisation. I've tried the different stabilisation modes, and checking the focal length but ...
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Sony Alpha 7 - Tripod and IS Damage?

I recently purchased a Sony A7 and I am currently learning photography! I am using the Zeiss 24-75mm lens with in-lens image stabilization(IS). I read on B&H that you may damage the IS if you use ...
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At what focal range does it make sense to have Image Stabilization turned on when using a Tripod?

I was always under the impression that one should turn off the Image stabilization when using a tripod but when I see lenses with long focal length (300mm, 600mm etc...) comes with IS on them. ...
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When should I turn off image stabilization? [duplicate]

I've read a bunch of the questions here about image stabilization, but I don't see any concrete examples/proof or references with regards to the benefits of turning off image stabilization. I've got ...
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Image stabilization versus ISO speed

I want to do hand-held, natural-light photography in low-light situations, e.g. inside a room with a small window on a rainy day. No tripod, no flash. I assume that compared to a tripod, image ...
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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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Can I activate VR using the AF-on button instead of a shutter half-press on my Nikon DSLR?

Usually I use the AF-on button on my Nikon D300 to focus when shooting sports. This way I can focus on the center, recompose, and be ready when something interesting happens. When using a lens with ...
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Nikon D3200 battery drain out quickly

My Nikon 3200 battery drains out quickly. When the company says 500 to 600 photos in a complete charge, I am getting only 70 to 100 photos(without flash and manual focusing) in a full charge. Is it ...
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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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What is the noise my Canon 100mm macro makes when image stabilization is enabled?

I'm currently using a brand new Canon 100mm f/2.8L macro lens. I noticed that when IS is enabled and I press the button mid-air (no shoot), I hear a little noise. Is it the image stabilizer? With IS ...
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Is there any reason to disable VR in Nikon lenses? [duplicate]

Is there any reason to disable VR in Nikon lenses? Perhaps it is safer to storage/carry lenses with VR disabled? Or, maybe with very small shorted speed VR decrease quality of picture?
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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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Are there DSLRs that embed image stabilisation info in EXIF data?

Are there DSLR:s (or any other camera for that matter) that embed image stabilisation info in EXIF data? I can't recall I've ever seen that. If not — why not? It seems like a useful marker.