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you mentioned it by saying it was useless for the majority of normal to wide angle photography. which is what i've been disagreeing with. i'm sure the canon will work great for the OP, i just don't like the misinformation that seems to be rampant about IBIS.
Sigh, I have not used a word like "useless". What I thought I did was to talk about my experience (with IS & wides) and I am not into still life. I thought I expressed this fairly well, but either it came out wrong or there's a whole lotta sensitivity here.
i wasn't aware you shot much (if at all) with that?
if you do, my apologies.
edit: i also have no idea if those are as well stabilized as canikon's better lenses with IS?
Actually the kitlens (18-55) is in, I believe, its fourth generation so IS is very good. Canon quantifies it to 3-4 steps. I dare almost not to say, but for wides I think it's more like 2-3. For the whites I've used it could be true though.
Usage was several years ago if you exclude a brief encounter with the NEX5N kit. But pre-5D2 usage was extensive - and if you like - partly about exploring the limits of various tech incl IS.
The one lens that was glued to my 7D was the fairly recent 15-85 (IS). It's actually a quite good lens, sharp and all. F is limited to 3.5. There is one thing I did a lot where IS was handy, for a while I was into handheld HDR and IS definetly helped the rich exposure on many occasions. F/3.5 was not the limiting factor, I was into long DOF stopped down as much as possible. So the longest time was important. Another thing was new years fireworks. The longer time you can handle the better the shot will be. But if I was to do this today, I would do both things better and I would use tripod. Most likely LiveView too, another no-no for the A900 regardless how good it is in other aspects.
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"Please behave"? I quoted you so anyone following the thread knows what I said and you did not. What about the other part of my post?
Maybe you couldn't make much use of your slow stabilized kit lens but that doesn't mean other folks using other more interesting WA lenses can't benefit from IBIS. You may read my the whole of my post again including the last sentence and then "behave" a little yourself. You are entitled to your opinion but so is anyone else here as well.
Sorry but I interpreted your exclaimed "Yeah, right... IBIS is a dealbreaker?!" as I had offended your prophet or something.
For the rest, I cant see where I've said other people cant. I was expressing my own experience (again) and when I though it was useful. You may also read my full posts (plural) before you dashed into the discussion, but apparently there's a lot of sensitivity here. Maybe you're right in one way, but then be literal to what you write about that I am entitled to a opinion - there' no need to shout when you disagree.