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Old 28-08-2008, 12:27   #1 (permalink)
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Another daft question

All the books advise turning off IS on Canon lenses when using a tripod, does it also apply to monopods and is this relevant in either case if you are taking action shots, be it ducks swimming or bikes racing, either of which may be at distance and require panning
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Old 28-08-2008, 13:39   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Another daft question

I'd say that it does not apply to monopods, since there is still a good chance of movement. The theory is that, if the lens is perfectly still, the IS may get confused and cause blurring. In practice I've never found that to be an issue, so I tend to leave IS on all the time.
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Old 28-08-2008, 14:38   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Another daft question

I'm the opposite, any action shots and the IS gets turned off. It takes longer to focus with it on (so I was told by a sports journalist) and so you can't capture the fast action as well as you can with it off.
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Old 28-08-2008, 14:57   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Another daft question

I normally leave mine turned on all the time. Certainly with a mono pod you are going to get camera movement which is what IS corrects. It does not correct for subject movement. With a tripod there should be no camera movement so IS should not be relevant. It takes some battery power to run so in theory you can get more shots.

Whipspeed (I love that user name ) takes some excellent cycling shots and in that case I bow to her superior knowledge. Cyclists going round a vellodrome certainly qualifies as action - however I struggle to consider ducks swimming as action . For that I would certainly use IS with a monopod or hand held
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Re: Another daft question

IS mode On/Off will depend on the shot you require and what lens you intend to use.

The Canon manuals state to turn off on a tripod to save battery power. It doesn't state anything about monopods. If you are using a monopod you are probably using the monopod as an image stabiliser anyway so it may not matter if switched on or off.

With high speed panning when using Canon's white lenses they can be used either on (when switch to "2") or off, they won't work properly if the switch is in the "1" position. Position "1" is only generally for static shots such as landscapes. Other Canon (black) lenses don't have the option to switch into a panning mode and Canon state that the image stabilising won't work if panning, in other words switch it off.

I generally don't use the IS as a rule. If you've got the time and patients it may be a good idea to try it in both modes and make your own mind about IS.
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Old 28-08-2008, 16:57   #6 (permalink)
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AQ, owning my racing whippets (well retired now as they are a bit past it) what else could I use as a user name
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Old 28-08-2008, 17:13   #7 (permalink)
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Whipspeed you should come and see me and join my border collie meg, chasing the hares each evening across the fields near my house. and the gamebirds, herons, swans you name it she is after it.
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Re: Another daft question

Dandan, yes, know what you mean about that one, if it moves, chase it!

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Re: Another daft question

While I have not proved it works, the instructions with both my Canon IS lenses indicate that if camera movement drops below a set level then the IS is automatically disabled. So if you use a tripod, you do not need to turn the IS off. If you are using a monopod the steady vertical direction but allow is panning then IS Mode 2 should be used. Perhaps it is not good practice but I normally leave IS on and have not nticed any problems but I take the point about photojournalism and action shots.
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I leave IS off most of the time.
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Re: Another daft question

I have to say, that given that IS tends to cost extra, I leave it on if I bought it.
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Leave it off, except when shooting static subjects hand held at slow shutter speeds.
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I left IS on just recently when using a tripod for night shots and most of the shots were blurred. the lens was a canon 70-300. so from now on it gets turned off!
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Re: Another daft question

Here is a copy of a simplied schemetic of Canons IS lens system.

As other members have said its worth switching off IS when the camera body is fixed.
It does take some extra battery power especially when it is initiated fully when the shutter release is depressed half way to focus prior to taking the shot and may give some blurring sometimes.

You can do your own test with your camera aimed at a near object with the lens in telephoto. You will hear the IS system working away only when you press the shutter release half way down with the IS on. It will be very clear that what you see through the optical viewfinder is that any shaking movement is clearly smoothed.

Switch the IS off and you will see the difference. Don't forget in both cases to partly depress the shutter release to focus and (initiate the IS lens correction only with IS on)

Not wanting to get into pros & cons of different manufacturers systems but with Sensor In camera shake correction you will Not see the correction through the optical viewfinder.

With Sensor based shake correction systems you would of course see the results with a camera body that has Live View on the electronic viewfinder or LCD screen.
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