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josephandrews222

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Another M5/6 set of questions: confusion about Combination IS
« on: October 24, 2017, 10:03:48 AM »
Pardon my confusion...

I read this [from--https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/explore/eos-m-series/eos-m6   ]:

"^ Maximum image stabilization is achieved when using either the EF-M 18–150mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM or the EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM."

The quoted material is a footnote from here:

"The EOS M6 camera’s 5-axis Digital Image Stabilization^ helps minimize blur due to camera shake in nearly every direction such as up and down and side to side. When used with a compatible lens, it can also use Combination IS for additional shake reduction."

(1) What, exactly, do the terms Combination IS and 5-axis Digital Image Stabilization refer to, and are they video-only features?

(2) Is the Combination IS feature only accessible when using the 18-150mm and 15-45mm M lenses?

(3) Is the 'additional shake reduction' associated with Combination IS a video-only feature?

(4) Do the 'old' M lenses (10-22; 22mm; 18-55mm) derive any benefit (still images and/or video) from Canon's 5-axis Digital Image Stabilization?

I then read this [https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58632988]...which links to a late-2016 firmware update for the 15-45 lens to enable 'Support for Combination IS when the lens is mounted to the EOS M5, which coordinates optical IS and in-camera digital IS for improved stabilization in movies.'

(5) So, perhaps asking the same questions differently, are all of the in-camera digital IS effects for video?

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Another M5/6 set of questions: confusion about Combination IS
« on: October 24, 2017, 10:03:48 AM »

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Re: Another M5/6 set of questions: confusion about Combination IS
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 10:14:11 AM »
AFAIK, the sensor-based IS only applies during movie capture (because that is cropped, and the cropping allows digital IS).  So, with stills using most lenses you get only 2-axis stabilization (pitch and yaw), although with the EF-M 28mm Macro you get 4 axes (pitch, yaw, X and Y) becuase that lens has Hybrid IS.
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Re: Another M5/6 set of questions: confusion about Combination IS
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 09:14:37 AM »
Pardon my confusion...

I read this [from--https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/explore/eos-m-series/eos-m6   ]:

"^ Maximum image stabilization is achieved when using either the EF-M 18–150mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM or the EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM."

The quoted material is a footnote from here:

"The EOS M6 camera’s 5-axis Digital Image Stabilization^ helps minimize blur due to camera shake in nearly every direction such as up and down and side to side. When used with a compatible lens, it can also use Combination IS for additional shake reduction."

(1) What, exactly, do the terms Combination IS and 5-axis Digital Image Stabilization refer to, and are they video-only features?

Video only feature that (I believe) uses the sensor for a faux image stabilization since when shooting video it doesn't use the whole video.  This works in conjunction with the lens IS.

(2) Is the Combination IS feature only accessible when using the 18-150mm and 15-45mm M lenses?

Yes.

(3) Is the 'additional shake reduction' associated with Combination IS a video-only feature?

Yes.

(4) Do the 'old' M lenses (10-22; 22mm; 18-55mm) derive any benefit (still images and/or video) from Canon's 5-axis Digital Image Stabilization?

No.  It's only available for the 2 lenses mentioned above.

I then read this [https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58632988]...which links to a late-2016 firmware update for the 15-45 lens to enable 'Support for Combination IS when the lens is mounted to the EOS M5, which coordinates optical IS and in-camera digital IS for improved stabilization in movies.'

(5) So, perhaps asking the same questions differently, are all of the in-camera digital IS effects for video?

Yes, it's completely for video only. 

Thanks for reading.

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Re: Another M5/6 set of questions: confusion about Combination IS
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 09:14:37 AM »