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dafiryde Sep 2, 2009 12:16 AM

18-200 question
 
i noticed on the side of the lens has a switch normal / active
the booklet for the lens mentioned normal for normal shooting, active for excess movement like in a vechicle.
- what really is the difference ?
- is it that normal has less battery drain ?
- for some one who has shakey hands, would they be better off using active ?

Dave

mtclimber Sep 2, 2009 12:57 AM

dave-

I have tried both settings and do not see much difference. My guess is that it changes the axis of the IS.

Sarah Joyce

rjseeney Sep 2, 2009 4:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dafiryde (Post 997292)
i noticed on the side of the lens has a switch normal / active
the booklet for the lens mentioned normal for normal shooting, active for excess movement like in a vechicle.
- what really is the difference ?
- is it that normal has less battery drain ?
- for some one who has shakey hands, would they be better off using active ?

Dave

Use normal mode most of the time. The active does not compensate for horizontal motion, which works well when traveling in a horizontal direction or panning. For some reason , normal mode does not compensate well in these circumstances. I would assume battery drain is approximately the same.

dafiryde Sep 4, 2009 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mtclimber (Post 997306)
dave-

I have tried both settings and do not see much difference. My guess is that it changes the axis of the IS.

Sarah Joyce

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjseeney (Post 997327)
Use normal mode most of the time. The active does not compensate for horizontal motion, which works well when traveling in a horizontal direction or panning. For some reason , normal mode does not compensate well in these circumstances. I would assume battery drain is approximately the same.

thanks for the reply,


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