Basic FAQ for Amateur Photographers: Part 2

Fixed Lens vs Zoom Lens, Which One is Better?

The Best Lens for Portrait Photography

Photography Pricing Tips

The Strengths of Mirrorless and Dslr Cameras

How Would One Become a Professional Photographer?

The Principles of Shooting Video With a DSLR

The First Photo Model in the World

Photography Ideas: Levitation Photography by Natsumi Hayashi

Tips and Tricks to Improve Your HD-DSLR Video Recording

Understanding the “Image Stabilizer” Function of a DSLR

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On December - 16 - 2020

Understanding the “Image Stabilizer” Function of a DSLR

Understanding the “Image Stabilizer” Function of a DSLR


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 IS DSLR function at OneSlidePhotography.com

Tommy Edison, the Blind Photographer

I’ve previously posted a story of Rusidah, the armless photographer. Now, there’s a more remarkable tale of a blind photographer. Without being able to see, he’s able to capture photographs. Hard to believe, I know, since photography is an art where sight is needed to produce and to enjoy its products. Well, here’s his tale.


Yuri Arcurs, Shooting a Fighter Jet With 3000w of Flash Power!

Yuri Arcurs is one of the most sought after stock photographers in the world. There is a gripping story about him and his crazy idea on proving his ability to freeze a fighter jet that flies up to 750 km/ hour using flash lamp in super high power. Yuri succeeded to prove that his idea […]


Easy ways to use manual lenses on DSLRs

Since the digital age introduced itself to cameras, photography has become more intriguing and definitely more enjoy, for both hobbyists/enthusiasts and professionals. With the increasing number of people pursuing this hobby, one of the most joyous effects is that cameras have become progressively cheaper. But these cheap price tags of camera did not include the […]


Food Photography Tutorials

Food photography is a great way to get started with photographing still life.A great food photograph can convey feelings of warmth, awaken fond memories, conjure up fantasies, or just plain make you hungry. With opportunities to shoot literally hundreds of different subjects, you can create lots of different looks fairly easily. And the biggest bonus? […]


6 Tips to Efficiently Put Together your Photography Portfolio

Maybe when you’re planning on applying for a job or received an offer for a certain project, you’ll be asked to send in your personal portfolio of your recent works. And maybe you’re confused as to what would go in such a compilation. Well, to make it a little bit clearer, a portfolio is basically […]


What is the Effect of Activating Image Stabilization When We Use Tripod?

Image Stabilization (or Vibration Reduction in Nikon) is a technology found on some DSLR Canon and Nikon lenses. Activate the image stabilization (IS) so that the photographer can produce sharp images in lightless conditions without using a tripod. In another words, you can use adequately slower shutter speed when the camera is on your hands […]


Must-Have Accessories for your Camera

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 […]