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Leica 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R

IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) Handheld at 280mm

The Sony A7R II offers IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization): the sensor moves to compensate for vibration and camera movement.

If using adapted (non native) lenses, be sure to set the focal length in the settings. Details on the settings page. Failure to set the focal length can make SteadyShot behave erratically and badly blur the image when shot, e.g., set to 300mm and mount a 28mm lens and it’s all over the place).

IBIS is compelling feature, one of those features that may justify purchasing the camera and switching brands: it adds image stabilization to any lens, native or adapted. It allows shooting lenses that would simply not be viable to shoot handheld, and it blows away what Nikon and Canon have to offer (no sensor stabilization, so no Nikkor or Zeiss ZF or specialty lens can be stabilized).

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