However, as with most things, if you use it outside of the proper context--handheld, or for a difficult camera move on a tripod--it can cause problems. I've read over and over again about how it's important to turn off Image Stabilization when you have your camera on a tripod, but I hadn't ever really thought about it too much on my shoots.
Well, this morning, while filming an interview, I set up my framing and started the take. A few seconds in the image moved and my framing was totally thrown off.
Image Stabilization on a Tripod Issue
So, for the most consistent results from your motionless shots: Turn off your Image Stabilization. In fact, it is recommended that you turn off image stabilization any time your camera is on a tripod, because it can cause problems if you try to do any smooth motion. Check out DJTV's "Steady As She Goes" for much more information about this subject.
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