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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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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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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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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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Is it normal to hear a noise when shaking a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR?

Whenever I shake the back side of the lens near my ear, I hear a sound, like something is moving inside the lens. However, it is working properly when mounted. Is this normal?
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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 this sound normal for a Nikkor 55-200 VR?

I just bought a Nikkor 55-200 mm 1:4-5.6G ED for my D5000 and I found that if VR is enabled two things happen after I half press the shutter, wait for the lens to focus and release it: I hear a loud ...
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In 2019, do any OSS/IBIS implementations offer some degree of subject tracking?

Theoretically, an IBIS or OSS system could be used to reduce motion blur for a reasonably slow moving subject (think aircraft or vehicles in low light) when very fast shutter speeds are not viable. ...
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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 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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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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Is this VR malfunction? — viewfinder image becomes unstable again after a few seconds

I got a factory refurbished Nikon 70-300 mm VR lens a few days ago. At 300 mm the effect of vibration reduction (VR) is clearly visible in the viewfinder. The image becomes stable a second or so ...
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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, ...
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What are IS modes and what are their purposes?

After reading the answer by Bill to this question became curious about IS modes. So, What is basically IS mode? Does all lens comes with various IS modes? And what are various situations to use these ...
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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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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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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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Image stabilization in interchangeable lens camera body?

Are there any interchangeable lens cameras which have image stabilization in their body too? If yes, does it help more to compensate images's shakiness or will it negatively affect the lens' image ...
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Slowest shutter speed possible using a monopod?

What would be the slowest shutter speed possible while using a monopod and would it make more sense having IS turned on while using a monopod for slow shutter speed?
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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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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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How do I choose among the following lens of 55-250 IS, 70-300 IS and VS 75-300?

Sorry by this specific question, but I'm pretty crazy here looking for a difference. I've got to buy a lens tomorrow (I leave my country in 2 days) I could see the difference between 55-250 and 70-300,...
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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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When to use exposure delay?

I recently found an option "Exposure delay" to minimize vibration. But is it necessary to use when you have VR on the lens? And does it do anything "extra/meaningful" by using both the VR and Exposure ...
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What is the minimum shutter speed for handheld? [duplicate]

I've heard different rule of thumbs for shutter speed. Some will say that it should be no slower than 1/60. Some will say that it should be 1/Focal length. Yet some others will say that to be ...
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Is the image stabilization of Fuji X-S1 enough to make photos with largest zoom from hand?

I've found Fuji X-S1 quite interesting but I haven't found answer to the question that is important to me: According to the specification the camera has build-in image stabilization. It has also ...
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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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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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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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Is there any difference in image stabilization in smartphone camera and DSLR camera?

Nowadays, there are a lot of smartphones which offer OIS in their camera. I wonder if there is any difference compared to the lenses in DSLR camera. And most DSLR lenses are rated 3-4 stop IS, how ...
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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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How does the Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM compare to Tamron 90mm Di Vc USD? [duplicate]

I have a Canon Eos 650D. I want to buy a macro lens, both for macro and portrait. Everybody tells me the Canon 100mm is better then Tamron. But Tamron has VC. Which lens is better? Which one do you ...
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Is IS/OSS necessary when filming with a gimbal? [closed]

I'm currently changing my EOS 7D for a Sony a6400 and since this camera does not have IBIS, I'm also getting a 3 axis Gimbal (ZHUIYN WEEBILL LAB). I'm planning to use this camera for video and photo ...
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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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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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Why most Nikon-mountable prime lens don't have image stabilization? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it true that there are no stabilized prime lenses (and if so, why)? I've seen that most fixed-focal length lens available for Nikon don't have VR or other image ...
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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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How to use Image Stabilization on Canon EF 24-105mm F/4 L IS USM lens

Canon EF 24-105mm F/4 L IS USM should has up to 3-stops stabilizer. I'm not sure if I'm using it wrong or it's a marketing tool for Canon. In many low light situation I found that my photo will be ...
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What's the difference between using an Image Stabilization and not using it?

So, I want to make decision about buying a telephoto lens, the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM. Which annoys me is the IS function, my friends asked me "what ...
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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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What is 5-axis optical stabilisation? How does it work?

Some cameras like the Olympus E-M1 have what's called 5-axis optical stabilisation, which produces reasonably sharp handheld photos even at 1.6 seconds: Source (search for "HANDHELD AT 1.6 SECONDS ...
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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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I've dropped my 6d from about 4 feet up. how do I verify I didn't mess up something?

I was sitting at a wedding and talking to a friend animatedly. The camera flew out of my hand and landed lens first and then fell on it's body. My concern is that I messed up the AF or the IS. How ...
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Image stabilization versus aperture [duplicate]

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. Canon claims that their "Optical Image ...
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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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Nikon D5600 VR vs Canon 1500D EOS [closed]

I purchased Nikon D5600 which comes with VR Lens. I am not understanding the difference between: Nikon VR Lens Canon EOS, and OIS (other cameras) Which one is better ? I read somewhere Nikon never ...
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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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Canon 1200D kit lenses vs. XSi kit lenses. Which should I keep?

I recently purchased a Canon 1200D kit in the UK (from Dixon Travel). I also have an older Canon Rebel XSi kit with similar lenses (purchased in the USA, around 6-7 years ago). I am trying to ...
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Check Image Stabilizer function

On my Sigma 17-70mm f/2,8-4 DC MAKRO OS HSM, I have the impression that the image stabilizer (OS) is broken. If I switch it on, I can see no difference when I look through the camera, the slight ...