Mon, 30 Oct 2006 14:48:58 +0800
Peter Shute (NUW) wrote:
Has anyone here tried a camera with image stabilisation? This seems
to be becoming more common on digital cameras. I've been looking at
the Canon PowerShot S3 IS. With 12x optical zoom it has a maximum
focal length of 432mm which should, in theory, be more useful with the
camera's optical image stabilisation, but I haven't tried it.
I use a Panasonic Z30 with 12x zoom. With maximum zoom it is equivalent
to a 420 lens and hand held with the image stabilization on, I can
easily get as sharp an image as with a good tripod.
Out of interest I recently cam across bean bag mounts in lieu of a
tripod. You can get plain bags as well as shaped bags as car window
They sound like a good idea, but do they work and are they worthwhile
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