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Old Apr 9, 2004, 12:06 AM   #11
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That advert does show shake, but it is also a good example of shots that getting rid of the shake shouldn't solve - unless the "dancers" are manikins or posed models. If they had shown people sitting at a table it would be believable.
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Old Apr 9, 2004, 12:11 AM   #12
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maybe the photographer was also dancing. :lol: :lol:
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Old Apr 9, 2004, 12:35 AM   #13
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Hi James,

I'll give you the same answer here as on the other forum. There are two elements which contribute to image blur in the relevant sense. First there is motion blur of the subject, then there is motion blur because of camera shake.

In a dimly lit environment where you are forced to shoot wide open at slow shutter speeds to get a decent exposure, outside of using higher ISO (not practical with fixed lens digicams) you can only control the camera shake.

You can use a tripod or you can use an image stabilized lens. Using an image stabilized lens gives you more good exposures than not using one, so the "hype" is not really hype, but simply presenting another feature to help the photographer get better images.

When there is no way to use a faster shutter speed and a tripod is not allowed (such as in concerts, shows, etc.) you will get more good exposures "with" an image stabilized camera than you will without one.

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Old Apr 9, 2004, 10:55 AM   #14
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This must be the ad banner you are talking about -



We must give the marketing and advertising guys a break, they're normally clueless about the real technical aspects of these cameras :roll:

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Old Apr 9, 2004, 11:14 AM   #15
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While image stabilization will not do anything about subject motion blur, it will surely prevent camera shake while taking pictures of moving objects thereby preventing double vision (yuk yuk)
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Old Apr 9, 2004, 11:17 AM   #16
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Wow - that banner certainly is misleading!
Unless they are talking about their "new" "advanced" Anti-shake.

I believe their new "advanced" anti-shake adds additional capabilities above and beyond what is currently shipping in their normal "anti-shake". I believe it is an option they sell as an add-on - when you depress the shutter - it submits a special sub-atomic electromagnetic pulse that freezes all motion within a 1 km radius therefore truley "freezing" any motion in subjects for the duration of the shutter length.
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Old Apr 9, 2004, 12:27 PM   #17
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LOL! :lol:

Yeah, that's the one.

James (who's is going to buy a Minolta dispite the Ad)
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