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In-body or in-lens "image stabilising" - which is best?

19 Mar 2009 12:15PM
Many thanks for the comments and comparisons. I have taken all onboard and although I lean heavily towards in lens the purse demands otherwise !
Chrism8 13 958 27 England
19 Mar 2009 5:11PM
I've got Pentax kit which has IS in the body and found it to be excellent, not had a chance to compare with IS built into a lens on other brands, but the first time I used the K10D, I handheld a shot late into the evening at 1/8 sec @ F8 and it's sharp, could'nt have done that without the IS !

strawman 16 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2009 5:49PM
Having used both, I would want in-lens for long focal lengths and in-camera for the rest. so if the camera could detect and IS lens and turn off its in-camera feature that would be the best.
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
19 Mar 2009 8:13PM

Quote:so if the camera could detect and IS lens and turn off its in-camera feature that would be the best

You can get some very strange effects with both in body and lens IS switched on at the same time, tried it with a borrowed Pany Smile

I`ve used both in body and lens, in body IS up too 1000mm and from what I`ve seen the only real advantage of lens IS is being able to see the stabilised effect without needing to switch to live view.

On the E3 the stabalisation is customisable with none 4/3 lenses going up in these steps, simply hit the IS button followed by the bracket button and your given all these pre set variables.


That just about covers any focal length lens up too 1000mm, anything not in the list you just set the closest.

I keep meaning to set the IS to double the focal length of the lens just to see how it would behave Smile
19 Mar 2009 8:22PM
That would be an interesting experiment Paul, I look forward to the resulting post !!
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
19 Mar 2009 8:29PM
I`ll have a play the weekend
19 Mar 2009 8:56PM
Cheers Paul !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
21 Mar 2009 10:43AM
get the new e-620 when it comes out.
21 Mar 2009 5:40PM
Thanks for your input, I am certenly going to do just that !
When are going to post a few pic's ? we are all looking forward to seeing them.

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