Canon R5 owners... how has your experience with IBIS been? Works great with all my lenses except one

The IBIS is a thing of beauty in this camera. It works flawlessly with both my Canon EF 85mm 1.4 IS, and my Sigma 50mm 1.4 art lens. However when I attach my Sigma 24-35mm f2, the IBIS is really jittery and unusable. This is both in photo and video mode.
Anyone had a similar experience or could shed light on why this is happening?
 

Kit Lens Jockey

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The only electronic (ie, not a manual lens with no comm. to the camera) non-Canon lens I've used on my R5 is the Tamron 24-70 2.8 gen 2 with IS. It seems to work fine in conjunction with the IBIS.

There was another thread on here where someone couldn't get IBIS to work with their Sigma 50 art at all. I think the solution was to hook the lens up to Sigma's USB dock and reset it to the default settings. Maybe try that?
 
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The only electronic non-Canon lens I've used on my R5 is the Tamron 24-70 2.8 gen 2 with IS. It seems to work fine in conjunction with the IBIS.

There was another thread on here where someone couldn't get IBIS to work with their Sigma 50 art at all. I think the solution was to hook the lens up to Sigma's USB dock and reset it to the default settings. Maybe try that?
That's not a bad idea. Unfortunately I don't own one. Might hit up a local camera store to see if they can help me out.
 
That's not a bad idea. Unfortunately I don't own one. Might hit up a local camera store to see if they can help me out.
Yep, and contact Sigma, as maybe it needs a firmware tweak if the reset doesnt work. I've not tried any 3rd party lenses on the R5 yet, but it would not surprise me if we see some firmware tweaks in the coming months - either to improve IBIS or better support of the newer AF capabiltiies.
 
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The IBIS is great, but I have found issues with using the fully mechanical shutter with speeds between 1/100 - 1/160. It results in blurry photos with those settings, guessing it's some sort of shutter shock. Have posted a seperate thread about the issue... originally thought it was a firmware problem... curious if others have noticed something similar with shutter shock??
 

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The problem seems to be independent of the mirrorless camera system you have, except Sony A7 III camera.


The solutions to this problem are:

1. Use electronic first curtain shutter (EFCS).

2. Use silent shutter.

3. When using a fully mechanical shutter, turn off the IBIS in the camera and leave the IS on only in the lens.

Point 3. from what I read, unfortunately will not apply to Canon EOS R5/6 cameras https://www.canonrumors.com/forum/threads/ibis-with-tripod.39063/#post-854491 I have no idea why Canon decided to take such a step. For example in Nikon Z6/7 cameras, it looks just like most likely in any other camera with IBIS https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63292464
 
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My personal experience after intesive usage for 6 weeks is:
  • on all RF Ibis works well. Indoor, using the 24-70 2.8 RF allows 0"5s handheld on static objects. The RF 70-200 is really great. At 200mm 1/10s shots are sharp! The 15-35 RF showed sharp images at 0"6s.
  • on the 600mm L 4 II Ibis is fine, 1/320s image handheld without tripod is sharp. Used with the 1.4 III extender 1/640s is sharp. In some situations the AF hunts for sharpness witht he 1.4III extender, if the contrast is not good. Also I noticed, the Ibis started shaking inside for some seconds - this happendes 4-5 times, but sporadically.
  • The 100-400 II at 400mm allows 1/100s shots handheld.
  • My 400 2.8 III is at service since beginning of August (AF failure), so I can´t say something about IBIS with the R5.
  • On the 85mm L 1.4 great too, 1/5s is sharp handheld
  • With my sigmas, Ibis dos not work. On the Art 50mm 1.4 and 135 1.8 Art Ibis does nothing. But Sigma told me to buy the Update Adapter to get on firmware updates. (I will keep some of my EF-mount prime lenses - even the AF & Ibis does not work properly, because the adapters allow using ONE drop in filter for all lens diameters. And I ordered some filters from breakthrough photography. )
 
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With my 24-70mm f2.8L lens, I was messing around with the camera set to f8 and ISO 100. I took a shot in a dimly lit room and it ended up as a 5-second exposure. Looking at the result, I couldn't believe how sharp the image was. I was making no attempt to hold the camera still yet the result was not bad. Part of the picture was a wall clock and you can see the second-hand blurring during the exposure yet the clock itself was fairly sharp.
 

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My EF 100-400 II had some issues with the IBIS system on update 1.1 and appear to have been fixed with 1.1.1. It would occasionally vibrate under slow shutter speeds on either the X or Y axis. It no longer does this. It's also much quicker to "catch" when you bring the camera to your eye.
 
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3. When using a fully mechanical shutter, turn off the IBIS in the camera and leave the IS on only in the lens.

Point 3. from what I read, unfortunately will not apply to Canon EOS R5/6 cameras https://www.canonrumors.com/forum/threads/ibis-with-tripod.39063/#post-854491 I have no idea why Canon decided to take such a step. For example in Nikon Z6/7 cameras, it looks just like most likely in any other camera with IBIS https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63292464
Seems like a priority FW update!
 

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Seems like a priority FW update!
Pretty much, when you have the lens IS on, you get the IBIS too. They're inseparable.

You'll sometimes see an IBIS item in the menus, but that's when the camera sees you have a lens attached with no IS switch, so that you can turn on what it does have (IBIS alone, in those cases).
 
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