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Image Stabilization (IS) on a Tripod

Image stabilization (IS) can be a terrific feature, but don’t use it on a stable tripod!

That’s because the IS will detect and attempt to correct vibrations caused by the shutter. Using mirror lockup, I was able to reproduce the effect described here at will, over and over again: sharp without IS, very blurry with it.

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