One thing that is now often found on new generation digital cameras is the “Image Stabilizer.” Panasonic names this feature with the term “Mega OIS,” Canon with the term “Image Stabilizer/IS,” Pentax with “Anti Shake/AS,” Nikon with “Vibration Reduction/VR,” and Sony with “Super Steady Shot.” Other brands such as Olympus, Kodak, and Fuji soon follow this trend by equipping their cameras with stabilizers. How important is the stabilizing feature in digital photography? Let’s find out more about this feature.
In the beginning, the stabilizer feature was developed due to the amount of consumer disappointment in encountering blurs when shooting at low speeds or at long focal lengths. A photography theory states that blur-free photos can only be obtained by using shutter speeds of at least one over focal length (1/x with x= focal length). So when shooting at a focal length of 80mm, the shutter needs to be at least 1/80 seconds. The problem is when there’s inadequate lighting, camera speeds will decrease (to 1/20 seconds for instance) and the risk of blurry photos is increased from the affects of shaky hands. With the stabilizer, the camera is expected to be able to be used at shutter speeds of 3 to 4 stops lower than when not using a stabilizer. Of course when we use a tripod, this risk of blurriness is eliminated. But not everyone carries a tripod everywhere they go. From this dilemma came the idea of making a the stabilizer feature available on the camera, with the concept of a shake-detection technology (using gyro sensor) and compensates those vibrations (mechanically) resulting in sharp photos. Read the rest of this entry » .
Related Photography Ideas for Vibration Reduction Nikon at OneSlidePhotography.com
When mounting a lens to a DSLR camera body, then peer into the viewfinder, what you’ll see is the image in the lens’ widest aperture settings. Now what if you want to see the image when using the smallest aperture opening straight from the viewfinder in order to get an accurate image of how the […]
Zooming is a photography technique that gives the impression of motion in the pictures by changing the focal length of the lens. Adjustments of focal lengths can only be done in zoom lenses. The zoom lens is a lens that has a range of adjustable focal lengths; such as the 18-55 mm, 16-35 mm, and […]
A camera is a vehicle for safekeeping your memories and your artistic visions. And like any vehicle, it needs to be equipped with various accessories to enhance its ability or just to maintain its durability. It’s advisable that when we are to buy a camera, we also allocate sufficient funds to buy the most necessary […]
Producing razor-sharp photographs is the ultimate desire of most photography enthusiasts, and many varieties of camera features and additional accessories have been formulated for this purpose. If you’ve purchased higher-end professional-class cameras and lenses with the newest features but you have yet to achieve this razor-sharpness you desire, maybe the following things may serve as […]
In photography and image processing, color balance is the global adjustment of the intensities of the colors (typically red, green, and blue primary colors). An important goal of this adjustment is to render specific colors – particularly neutral colors – correctly; hence, the general method is sometimes called gray balance, neutral balance, or white balance. […]
Even though I almost always shoot in RAW files, especially in client photo shoots, there are times when it’s better to record using the JPEG format. (Read RAW vs JPEG). The advantage of the JPEG format, besides its smaller file size,, are also that they are quite suitable for those new to photography. Why?
In life, there are so many basic and simple things that we do not know well because we think of those things too simple to learn. As the result, we got carried away and consider them as mere and unworthy stuff. One of the most basic things that should be done well in photography is […]