OK...Wide Angle IS at 1/4th...

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Mark², Sep 2, 2006.

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    Mark² Guest

    Mark², Sep 2, 2006
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    Mark², Sep 2, 2006
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    Steve Wolfe Guest

    Same shot, but 1/4th second (actually .03 seconds, which is even slower).

    One of my local stores has a display picture that one of the owners took
    inside a mud hut in Africa with a Konica-Minolta 5D. The exposure was
    either 1/3 or 1/2 second, and it didn't look bad at all.

    In fact, body-based IS works better with wide-angle lenses than with
    telephoto lenses. If you were to use body-based IS and put a 300mm lens on,
    the sensor would have to be able to move something like 1/4" to perform
    adequate stabilization.

    Steve Wolfe, Sep 3, 2006
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    RichA Guest

    If you camera allows for locking up the mirror automatically before the
    shutter fires (the E-1 has a timer) you could get a steadier shot. The
    drawback being that the image blacks out for the time you set the timer
    for so you need a little image coverage overlap to prevent errors. IS
    would be a much better solution. My own "record" would be 1/6th of a
    second at 28mm which resulted in a sharp shot but duplicating that
    isn't likely. But people should experiment with different methods of
    holding the camera, firing it, etc.
    RichA, Sep 3, 2006
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