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Switch off IS when using a tripod - but WHY?
posted by robinstockphotos - 4th of january, 2013
I think many of you must wonder why you should switch off Image stabilization (IS) when using a tripod? IS was meant to suppress vibrations right? And using it on a tripod might get you really, really sharp pictures? So here is the... More...
Macro Stabilization Tips
posted by crookid - 1st of april, 2011
The American Toad - Bufo americanus is a quite common species in the Midwest. This charming looking fellow happened to be the cream of the crop, magnificent eyes and very willing to work with me. On this particular day, when this... More...
Why zooms rock (Part 2)
posted by bradcalkins - 23rd of february, 2011
A while ago, I did a blog on prime lenses and their strengths - but there is still a case for zooms: 1. When you can't move or can't get closer! People often refer to 'sneaker zoom' with prime lenses - meaning they walk closer... More...
Image stabilization or Vibration Reduction vs Large Aperture lenses
posted by retina2020 - 9th of march, 2009
The question always arises in a lot of camera and equipment forums ... Should I buy a lens with Image Stabilization (IS) or Vibration Reduction (VR) or buy lenses with larger apertures like F2.8? Of course the best answer is buy... More...
Image Stablilization for lenses
posted by bradcalkins - 4th of june, 2008
Image stabilization in lenses does really work! Sensors in the lens move a set of elements in the lens to compensate for shaking on the photographer's part. If you look through Canon and Nikon's lens lineup, you'll notice that most... More...
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