Is Ibis Important For Still Photography

By | 21/08/2022

jhunna •

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Do I need IBIS when taking photos?

So everytime a new photographic camera comes out I compare it to what I have in the GX8. Fuji x100v is coming soon and information technology has the ergos that I desire plus usbc plus 4k video. I shoot 90% of the time with the 20mm (in manual focus) so I get the majority of the fuji experience.

Just the Fuji doesn’t have IBIS, and I shoot with IBIS all the time. I mean its never off. So in preparation for my new buy I turned my IBIS off. Set my focus to a hyperzone/infinity and shoot at 2.eight for better sharpness and greater depth of field than shooting at 1.7. Shutter speed was prepare at 80, iso was set to automobile with the limit at 3200. Lastly I shot with filter effects gear up to Mono and Standard (This way I get a bw jpeg and a color jpeg).

And I took some of my best street photos today. Everything wasnt perfect but out of about 40 shots I got 10 shots that I feel really skilful about… AND I had a blast doing it. I mean when I was taking the pictures I KNEW they were right.

With IBIS on something was always wrong, not by a lot, but just a little bit off. Just these pictures came out abrupt and when I did go motility blur it was a pleasing mistiness, especially the monochrome shots.

In video I need the IBIS, equally I tin can come across an improvement immediately, simply have I been doing things incorrect by turning on IBIS when taking photographs?

As a side note, I took the pictures in the rainy nighttime…

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 ASPH OIS

Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8.0

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