Turn the IS OFF!

RBC5

EOS M6 Mark II
Jun 18, 2016
57
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Jaysheldon said:
Does the tripod-sensor work if the head is loose so you can pan/tilt?
Here is an older article from Canon Tech which explains the technology. I don't know if there is a newer one somewhere.

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/technical/image_stabilization_lenses.do?page=2

I regularly use Mode 2 with my 500 IS II on a Wimberley mount and it works perfectly for panning and not-too-drastic ups and downs. I haven't tried Mode 3 yet.
 

RBC5

EOS M6 Mark II
Jun 18, 2016
57
0
Jackpot!

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/infobank/lenses/image_stabilisation.do?page=4
 

Coldhands

EOS 90D
Sep 5, 2014
157
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London, UK
My previous casual observations when using my 70-200 f/4L IS indicated that having the IS on while tripod mounted had a noticeable detrimental effect in sharpness. However, according to the list RBC5 posted, it has tripod detection. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
 

Mikehit

EOS R6
Jul 28, 2015
3,313
502
Doing flower macros indoors with my 100 f2.8LIS, I noticed a distinct improvement with IS turned off. Further to comments about not hammering the shutter button and instead giving time for the IS to settle down, I am sure I accounted for this at the time (this was 3 years ago) but even so I would turn IS off for the simple reason I would hate to miss a shot because I forgot to do so.