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Fujifilm GFX100

Fujifilm GFX100: Image Stabilization (IBIS) Destroys or Damages Images on Tripod

This page discusses how forgetting to turn off image stabilization (IBIS) when working on a tripod can destroy image sharpness. I take a dim view of a camera that needlessly destroys my work.

Earlier in the day during some windy conditions, I tried using image stabilization (IBIS) on a tripod t relatively high shutter speeds (1/40 sec or so) in hopes of getting better results. While some images did seem better I also found that some were worse and none sharp—results so inconsistent that it was hard to tell if it were the wind or the IBIS blurring things. In the end I concluded that Fujifilm IBIS on a tripod is at best dubious and often a disaster—better to handhold.

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f7.1 @ 480.0 sec IBIS=on EFC shutter, ISO 100; 2019-08-21 20:31:24
Fujifilm GFX100 + Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR @ 37mm equiv (45mm)
ENV: Dana Plateau, altitude 12400 ft / 3780 m, 60°F / 15°C
RAW: LACA corrected, distortion corrected, vignetting corrected

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