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Old Sep 18, 2005, 8:26 AM   #1
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I know there are many factors into a nice non-blurry shot, but on average, what's the longest shutter speed one can safely take a nice picture without a tripod and with an IS lens? * *-Eric
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Old Sep 18, 2005, 10:54 AM   #2
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Does the subject(s) move?
... and how far (if the object is static)?
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Old Sep 18, 2005, 10:06 PM   #3
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I don't think you can generalize a time when it comes to IS. Those other factors are very important. That's why canon states IS is equivalent to X f stops.

Gyro stabilizers, on the other hand I believe, aren't restricted like IS. Given that the weight meets the gyro stabilizer's criteria, you can handhold shots up to 1 second (or at least with the Kenyon stabilizers). But these things are rather expensive and need to attach to the bottom of the camera.
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Old Sep 22, 2005, 10:54 AM   #4
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depends on focal length of the lens also. Holding 50mm and 500mm with 2xTC are totally different things.
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