Do you own any lenses with this feature?
It probably won't beat a tripod (and need to turn it off when on tripod), but is it worth getting a lens with IS for handheld shooting? (is it really good??) Just for general shooting; birds, people.
My FZ10 has IS built-in, if that's what you mean... It's a life-saver! The only wee problem is that when you are at full zomm and trying to frame the shot, or aim the spot meter, etc. the lens tends to lag a little because the IS thinks you're shaking rather than re-composing so you end up chasing your subject all over the viewfinder! My cam has 2 IS modes: (1) IS is always on; (2) IS comes on only when shutter-button is half-pressed. Mode 2 helps with problem I described above.
No, I would like to check it out tho =)
hey Ada,mm ..
u wanna make it so i have one ..
my birthday is coming up in september ^_-
yeah it would ..
caus eit has some system that detects movement. .and compensates for it ..
dunno how that work though ..
but nay mechanical device added will use extra power ..
Whenever I am concerned about my battery not lasting long enough, I switch to Mode 2... don't know if SLR lenses w/ IS have different modes, though.
what is mode 2 ? ..
idont have that on any of my lenses ~_~
I described it above... the mechanism only comes on when the shutter is half-pressed.
ahh i see ..
i dont have a mode 2 button ...cause i dont have IS ..
my bad ..
so what do you think about the usefullness of IS compared to the exra amount you have to pay for it ?
Well, it's hard to say how much paid for IS... but the FZ10's 12x (~420mm) zoom would be next to useless without it - and I certainly paid for that! I've taken shots at full zoom with no tripod that should've been blurry - but were miraculously clear!!
Jul 24, 2004, 10:15
(This post was last modified: Jul 24, 2004, 10:16 by RichS..)
im wanting IS now..
cause shooting at 300mm on an eos effectively gives .. 480mm focal length ..
when its bright all is well ..
but in dimmer light ..
the picture looks ok if resized smaller ..
but at full quality ~_~ ..
sometimes tripods dont help much on windy days ..
Did I mention the f/2.8 all the way to 12x? I'm just GIDDY!
uhauha OO .. sweet .. .
but yeah ..getting something like that for my SLR = $$$$$
ill wait till im in the workforce b4 i buy something like that.
cool ..thanks .. ill go have a look at it now .