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Registered: ‎01-08-2013

Is on or off

I have just purchased a Canon 24-105 f4 L lens. When I use this lens on a tripod do I need to turn the Image Stabilization off?

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Registered: ‎12-29-2012

Re: Is on or off

Yes turn off, it has no benefit when the lens is stable.
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Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: Is on or off

Also turn it off when panning. It's a great lens but the IS system used isn't usable for panning (based on my personal results).

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Registered: ‎11-14-2012

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There is no need to turn off the IS on that lens.  That version of the IS has a tripod-sensing feature.

 

Also, on that lens, the IS is either on or off and has no panning mode selection.

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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: Is on or off

Why bother to turn off IS? You'll just forget to turn it back on later!

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Registered: ‎12-29-2012

Re: Is on or off


@ratan wrote:

Why bother to turn off IS? You'll just forget to turn it back on later!


...wear and tear and to conserve battery.  No doubt two schools of thought, I prefer to turn it off.

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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

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Then you might as well turn off AF and use M since AF consumes more battery. haha just joking~~
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Canon:
Canon EOS 1Dx, EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM IS II, EF 200mm f/2.0L IS USM

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Nikon D4, Nikon D800, Carl Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 Super Speed 50mm T/1.5, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
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Re: Is on or off

Years ago I did some testing to see just how much power IS actually comsumes. The number was rather low once it's working but when it's initiated there was a small spike to the reading but that was only for a fraction of a second.

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