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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Image Stabilization And You


How to choose and make the best use of stabilized cameras and lenses

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Gyro Stabilizers

Gyro stabilizers are self-contained stabilizing units that mount beneath any camera and stabilize it very well—better than built-in stabilization systems. But gyro stabilizers are bulky and costly. These units are popular with professional aerial photographers and motion-picture camera operators, and provide the ultimate in stabilization for those who need and can afford it.


Stabilization And Tripods

Should you use stabilization when the camera is on a tripod? The instruction manuals for some stabilized lenses say to switch stabilization off when using a tripod; the manuals for others say to switch it on. So, be sure to review your lens and camera documentation to use the proper settings with your system. If you’re working from a monopod, using stabilization will probably help.


Resources
Canon
(800) OK-CANON
www.usa.canon.com

Leica
(800) 222-0118
www.leica-camera.com

Nikon
(800) NIKON-US
www.nikonusa.com
Olympus
(888) 968-4448
www.olympusamerica.com

Panasonic
(800) 211-PANA
www.panasonic.com

Pentax
(800) 877-0155
www.pentaximaging.com
Samsung
(800) SAMSUNG
www.samsung.com

Sigma
(800) 896-6858
www.sigmaphoto.com

Sony
(877) 865-SONY
www.sonystyle.com

Tamron USA
(631) 858-8400
www.tamron.com


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