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Old Apr 3, 2005, 9:55 PM   #1
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When I got my fz15 I set it right to mode 2 because I wanted the most stabilization possible and didn't mind camera shake while frameing. I really love the camera, however I had been feeling like I had lost my steady hand because of how many blurred images I was getting back, especially on a recent museum visit with lots of low light.

I got board a little bit ago and was playing with my camera when I realized there seemed to be no difference between mode2 and no IS. then I tried mode 1 and boom. more than half of the 12x 1/10s pictures I was taking in my room were rock solid

what gives? I would have no problem using mode 1, but does it use more power? and why would mode 2 seem not to work?
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Old Apr 4, 2005, 12:24 AM   #2
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from what the manual says, mode 2 only applies OIS correction at the instant the photo is taken. i don't believe it provides any more stabilization than mode 1, it just does it at one moment in time, rather than continuously. theoretically, it's easier to compose shots in mode 2, and using mode 1 does seem to make it a bit jerkier when composing and focusing, but if it gives you the best results, by all means use it!
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According to my own experience, the Mode 1 is the best....yet dont know why the whole reviews state Mode 2 is better.
I get 1 steady shot out of 4 tries with mode 2 at low shutter speeds and 1 out of 2 each time I use the Mode 1.

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Old Apr 5, 2005, 12:38 AM   #4
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In low light situations using a tripod where exposures are 1/2 seconds or longer,mode 2 is better. Mode 1 tends not to focus correctly.
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Old Apr 5, 2005, 12:56 AM   #5
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The manual recommends turning off the OIS on a tripod.
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Old Apr 5, 2005, 1:04 AM   #6
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Dynamo, You read the manual???? What kinda guy are you????:G:G:G

Mhhhh, guess I should give that a try.:G:G:G
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Dynamo, You read the manual???? What kinda guy are you????:G:G:G

Mhhhh, guess I should give that a try.:G:G:G
Mode 1 keeps OIS on all the time. It aids in composition but at the cost of capturing something, you never saw in the viewfinder. Mode 2 turns on OIS at the point of capture to eliminate camera shake. That is there only function. I guy who reads the manual would know that you turn off OIS when taking tripod shots and that mode 2 is not better then mode 1 just different.
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Old Apr 6, 2005, 9:46 AM   #8
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LoveLife wrote:
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Hiroshi wrote:
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Dynamo, You read the manual???? What kinda guy are you????:G:G:G

Mhhhh, guess I should give that a try.:G:G:G
Mode 1 keeps OIS on all the time. It aids in composition but at the cost of capturing something, you never saw in the viewfinder. Mode 2 turns on OIS at the point of capture to eliminate camera shake. That is there only function. I guy who reads the manual would know that you turn off OIS when taking tripod shots and that mode 2 is not better then mode 1 just different.
Here is the direct copy/paste from FZ20 manual (p76). They seem to indicate that mode 2 offers better stabilization.

Optical Image Stabilizer
[STABILIZER]
OFF
When image stabilization is not
desired or when using the
camera with a tripod.

MODE1
The stabilizer operates
continuously and can assist
during photo composition.

MODE2
The stabilizer function is in
standby and activates at the
moment the shutter captures the
image. This mode offers a
greater degree of stabilization.
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Old Apr 6, 2005, 10:28 AM   #9
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Ya got me….:O I have that in my FZ10 manual page 80. I guess it is either a translation error, misquote or some "design enhancement"
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tb1 wrote:
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Here is the direct copy/paste from FZ20 manual (p76). They seem to indicate that mode 2 offers better stabilization.

MODE2
The stabilizer function is in
standby and activates at the
moment the shutter captures the
image. This mode offers a
greater degree of stabilization
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But is does not say greater than what. One of the foibles of translation between languages that are structured differently.

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