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Old Oct 9, 2006, 4:35 PM   #1
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Can some one explain why it's highly recommended to turn off the IS and use a tripod when shooting at night? I understand why we should be using a tripod. Butwhydoesthe ISneed to be shut off?And what if we're using a scene mode (e.g. Night Portrait)? Does the IS have to shut off then too? Or will the scene mode do that for us? I'm using a Sony DSC-H1.

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Old Oct 9, 2006, 7:21 PM   #2
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Been debated many times in various forums.

Most people have given up looking for an answer and most people just leave the IS on all the time and notice no difference.
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Old Oct 9, 2006, 7:27 PM   #3
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Been debated many times in various forums.

Most people have given up looking for an answer and most people just leave the IS on all the time and notice no difference.
Interesting. I take it you leave it on all the time. Whether taking night shots or not.

Well, only one way to find out. Shoot some night scenes!

But, thanks for your input. And everyone is still welcome to chime in of course.
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I've shoot some really stunning nigth shoots with both Panazonic FZ30 & Minolta 5D, both with stabilizer on, and see no problem with it.
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Old Oct 11, 2006, 7:57 AM   #5
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The reason is that if your tripod is any good then the camera will be completely still and IS will be pointless. Movement of the camera on a good tripod is only going to be caused by the camera itself. Mirror slap with an slr for example. The danger is the stabiliser will cause vibration causing more stabilisation to counter it, resulting in more vibration and so on... Maybe the IS systems are good enough these days that it doesn't matter. I think the canon ones actually disable themselves if they detect that the camera is on a tripod.

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msantos,

Please letme see the photos. I'll bet they are really good. Plus, would you tell me how you got the Great night shots.

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Old Oct 11, 2006, 9:11 AM   #7
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The reason is that if your tripod is any good then the camera will be completely still and IS will be pointless. Movement of the camera on a good tripod is only going to be caused by the camera itself. Mirror slap with an slr for example. The danger is the stabiliser will cause vibration causing more stabilisation to counter it, resulting in more vibration and so on... Maybe the IS systems are good enough these days that it doesn't matter. I think the canon ones actually disable themselves if they detect that the camera is on a tripod.
Thanks for the explaination jacks. It's that simple.

Guess, I'll just leave mine on. On my Sony DSC-H1.


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Please letme see the photos. I'll bet they are really good. Plus, would you tell me how you got the Great night shots.

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Here are some taken with Panasonic FZ-30
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Another example, FZ-30
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Here is an example with Konica Minolta Dynax 5D.
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