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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:47 pm 
Good day! Do i really need image stabilizer on a lens with constant f/2.8, specially in low light or night situation?
Your comments would be appreciated, thank you!


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Well, it's always handy if your hands are not that steady! But if you already have steady hands I do not really see a benefit with a wide-angle-zoom lens.
Telelenses are another story though.

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Exactly, it depends both on how stable your hands are and which lens we're talking about. In a 18mm lens, probably it's unnecessary, but if we're talking about, say, a 100mm, that's another thing.

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You may, or you may not. Depends on what you're shooting. Note that the rule of thumb for IS -- shutter speed faster than the reciprocal of focal length multiplied by crop factor -- does not mention aperture value. So even with my Voigtlander 17mm f0.95, for example, if I wanted to shoot handheld with a 1/8 shutter speed, I'd be better off using my E-PL5 (which has in-body IS) vs my GH2 (which does not).

Although, "in real life" I'd actually try to use a tripod - Mark


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