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Originally posted by stiuskr stiuskr wrote:

I'm with Pieter here, with a good high ISO capability which all current models give ISS is becoming less of a necessity. About the only time where it could be practical would be for handheld macro, long tele or shots under 1/20s.

Yes, very true. Besides, I took a lot of pictures with normal-speed film in dull light and at dusk or near darkness. Obviously the shutter speed usable depended on the lens and the support, but with a standard 35-50mm lenses I had no trouble getting pictures down to 1/15 acceptably sharp handheld (appropriately braced) and up to a few minutes with a pocket hand-tripod.
Mind you, that was in those far-off pre-pixel-peeping days!


I do find IBIS & OSS very useful with teles, though if you need to get slower than you can hand-hold with normal FL lenses, you can get trouble with the subject moving, which neither IBIS nor OSS can cure!
Miranda F & Sensorex, Sony A58, Nex-6, Dynax 4, 5, 60, 500si/600si/700si/800si, various Sony & Minolta lenses, several Tamrons, lots of MF primes and *far* too many old film cameras . . .
 



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