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Old Apr 2, 2011, 7:43 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by JohnG View Post
Of course, as people that shoot macro will tell you, image stabilization isn't as effective for that type of work - because of the close focusing. So, planning on relying on image stabilization for that type of work is a bad idea. Tripods and/or flashes are a better method. Image stabilization is useful for some things but macro isn't one of them (because of the close focusing).
For 1:1 macro, I agree completely, but for 1:2 macro or less, it's not difficult to get excellent results handheld with IS.
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