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02-22-2007, 05:06 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by WMBP Quote
If I were shooting with a Canon or Nikon using a lens with in-the-lens optical stabilization, is the IS feature really capable of eliminating that tiny bit of motion?

It doesn't eliminate the motion, it compensates for the motion.

02-23-2007, 07:52 PM   #17
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Canon is worried about the SR/AS trend, so much so that they put out a full page ad in photo magazines advocating the in-lens supposedly "superiority" over in-body system.

Canon is up against the full page ad Sony puts in magazines like Newsweek promoting stabilization IN the their cameras. They even show Nikon and Canon crossed out. Oddly, they don't mention Pentax has stablization similar to Sony.

I like in-the-camera stabilization because we already had a dozen lens before I bought my first and only DSLR.
02-23-2007, 09:13 PM   #18
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I've read in a couple of places that in lens stabalization is better.
In Nikon and Canon forums in particular. That's the way it goes...

It doesn't matter to me, though. Pentax's SR works beautifully for me.
Same here. The one true advantage (only if it fit your shooting style) is in panning with slow shutter speeds which is better with VR as you can stabilize one axis (vertical) but not affect the horizontal pan.

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