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Old Dec 11, 2009, 10:05 PM   #1
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Should the image stabilization be turned off, when shooting indoors?
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Old Dec 11, 2009, 11:37 PM   #2
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I have a Sony DSLR, and by default, I leave the stabilization on. The only time I have turned it off is when I mount the camera to a tripod. Indoors, the IS will help, especially if you don't use flash. I have been able to get good pictures indoors and at night with shutter speeds of 1/5 sec. and slower, but it takes a steady hand...

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Old Dec 12, 2009, 4:26 AM   #3
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Shooting indoors is where you should definately have the IS turned ON. Image stabilization helps you use slower shutter speeds without motion blur due to camera shake. That situation will occur most often indoors.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 12:23 PM   #4
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Of course, if you are using flash, it doesn't matter.

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Old Dec 15, 2009, 12:48 PM   #5
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I leave IS on indoors and outdoors unless I'm using very fast shutter speeds or have my tripod.
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Old Dec 16, 2009, 9:22 AM   #6
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I have tested my camera on tripod with IS on and off and it makes no difference in IQ in that situation so I leave it on at all times.

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