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Old Jun 17, 2004, 3:12 PM   #1
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I've had my S1 for about 1 1/2 months. Great so far. The image stabilization seems to be a key feature. I was wondering if anyone knows if having it "on" hurts the life of the motor or adversely affects the life of the camera. Should it just be turned off when not needed?
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Old Jun 18, 2004, 7:17 AM   #2
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Anybody? I would also want to know the answer to this one. I wonder why you would ever turn if off unless for wear or battery drain? :?
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Old Jun 18, 2004, 5:39 PM   #3
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I have used a Canon Pro90 IS with Image Stabilization for almost three years and rarely turn off IS... so far so good. Some cameras recommend turning IS off when using a tripod because the image can sometimes chatter when the camera is held very stable. I've never experienced that problem. I do turn IS off when panning.
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