Do you think that the stabilization trend in lenses will lessen the use of tripods for you?

Do you think that the stabilization trend in lenses will lessen the use of tripods for you?
Yes, with an image stabilization lens tripods are only necessary in rare instances.
8% (55 votes)
No, regardless of using image stabilization lenses, there’s simply no substitute for the image quality you get by using a tripod
28% (183 votes)
I would use both, as each has its purposes and one doesn’t necessarily cancel the use of the other.
63% (411 votes)
Total votes: 649
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jaflor's picture

In many times is dificult to use a tripod, and the IS helps to have good picture

Orillian's picture

They are both mutually exclusive. Tripods are useless for action photography but IS is a big help. Similarly IS is useless for landscapes and animal photography at a distance where a tripod is a must.

michaeldmcguire's picture

I use both. Still life stuff and landscapes are best with a tripod, but even a lot of my landscapes are impulse images and that's where the Is (mine is in the camera body of my Pentax Dslr) allows sharp images. I have no really long lenses but my zoom goes to 300 (450equivalent)and the built-in Anti-shake does wonders.

I really don't think it's a question of one or the other. Both are necessary additional tools for us.

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