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Old Apr 12, 2007, 4:04 PM   #1
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:?I would like to know if the image stabalizer worthless when shooting sports, moving wildlife, or if any moving objects. I right or wrong, please explain.... Or with any lens with image stabalizer..
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Old Apr 12, 2007, 4:43 PM   #2
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Image stabalized lenses only help stabalize camera shake.They do nothing to help freeze action. They do help in low light hand held situations
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Old Apr 12, 2007, 9:48 PM   #3
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This image from Luminous Lanscape should tell the whole story:

The IS does wonder for camera shake in low-light @ 1/20s (i.e. slow shutter speed) for fixed target like doors/wall/sidewalk (i.e. landscapes) etc... But it can not compensate for the subject movement of the man walking by (i.e. action)

-> If you have to use a higher shutter speed anyway to stop the motion then the camera shake is no longer an issue because the higher shutter speed also "freezes" any camera shake - and why IS is "worthless"(i.e. no longer required) in action shots...
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