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Old Sep 1, 2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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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 ?

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Old Sep 1, 2009, 11:57 PM   #2
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I have tried both settings and do not see much difference. My guess is that it changes the axis of the IS.

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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.
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dave-

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

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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.
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