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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:01 am 
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This is somewhat disappointing. The SSS, in-body image stabilisation seems to have ruin everything. :cry:
In addition, the proposed idea of the SSS was that sony users are able to enjoy 'affordable lenses' compared to nikon's VR and canon's IS.
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I've also read that in-body image stabilization can cause problems with an FF sensor. A possible solution would be in-camera cropping of the pictures when SSS button is turned on. As for the affrodable lenses, if you are buying A900 will you use a 300 $ lens with it? :?

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I've also read that in-body image stabilization can cause problems with an FF sensor. A possible solution would be in-camera cropping of the pictures when SSS button is turned on. As for the affrodable lenses, if you are buying A900 will you use a 300 $ lens with it? :?


yes, yes i see your point however as mention sony's plan to implement the SSS in every alpha dslr body was to minimize the cost of lenses.

i don't see why that sony lenses have to be priced so expensively :? the fact that lenses with VR and IS cost as much as sony's
coming back to the topic, considering that for A900's ovf to be fully 100% the SSS have to be turned off.With that the SSS is causing such a hassle.

and if i'm considering the A900 i wouldn't even dare think about using a cheap lens....but what about the rest of alpha users?

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On a Panasonic point and shoot, there are two modes of image stabilisation. Mode 1 has the stabilisation always active, so it will try to lock onto what it thinks you want. Mode 2 only activates once the shutter is pressed, and it will stabilise what was in view at the time. Mode 1 benefit is you see the stabilisation while composing. Mode 2 benefit is potentially better stabilisation of the image as you have more sensor shifting room. Question is, does SSS resemble mode 1 or mode 2? Since a stabilised image can not be shown, I hope it is mode 2... but then again the stability meter needs settling time suggesting a more mode 1 like operation... anyway, if mode 2 like, what you see should be what you get, and no problems with 100% view. I guess the limitation of that method is the reaction speed possible of stabilisation. With mode 1 it is always going, but mode 2 it needs to go from stop to correction instantly, might be a problem as the sensor gets bigger.

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Popo, it's mode 1 you described used on Alpha DSLRs. Go to a quiet room (or give it a try before you start sleeping, your hearing is more accurate then) and take a shot with a long shuttertime and no SSS. You'll hear the mirror go up and down, nothing more. Now, when you activate SSS, press the shutterbutton again, and while the camera is exposing, you'll hear some noise. That's the SSS working.

Interesting read. However, as David writes, it's only a suspicion, a thought. Nothing official yet. Nobody believed a full frame sensor could be stabilised, and Sony did it. Who knows, maybe they'll be able to pull off the 100% viewfinder. Not that it's such a big difference though, that 5%.

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:idea: Let's hope so..

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