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Old March 10th, 2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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OS (Optical Image Stabiliser) For 550D / T2i Handheld

I have a question:

Is the OS (Optical Image Stabiliser) effective on a the 550D - in relation to shooting video? Does a Lens with OS work as well as an OS in a HD Camcorder (XH-A1, EX1.. etc...)

I have a XH-A1 with Letus, so obviously my OS is off on the camcorder.

BUT when i shoot without adaptor and I am shooting hand held I always use OS.

My experience is with non-OS Primes.

My main question is does the OS on a Canon, Sigma, Tamron, lens work as well as a HD Camcorder?

Does OS on a DSLR lens work? Do many of you use it while handheld? Does it create more artefacts (due to CMOS/line skipping) or is it a necessity in handheld?

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Old March 20th, 2010, 12:30 AM   #2
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Yes, OS works fine for video with T2i/550D.

I use a Sigma 18-200 OS with the T2i. Here's a totally handheld video I shot using the 18-200 OS:

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Old March 20th, 2010, 02:40 PM   #3
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I have a question:

Is the OS (Optical Image Stabiliser) effective on a the 550D - in relation to shooting video? Does a Lens with OS work as well as an OS in a HD Camcorder (XH-A1, EX1.. etc...)

I have a XH-A1 with Letus, so obviously my OS is off on the camcorder.

BUT when i shoot without adaptor and I am shooting hand held I always use OS.

My experience is with non-OS Primes.

My main question is does the OS on a Canon, Sigma, Tamron, lens work as well as a HD Camcorder?

Does OS on a DSLR lens work? Do many of you use it while handheld? Does it create more artefacts (due to CMOS/line skipping) or is it a necessity in handheld?

Cheers for help,
Janssen Herr
I would say..nooooo! Itīs lightyears between my 550D and my EX1 when it comes to handeling shaky situations..
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Old March 20th, 2010, 04:31 PM   #4
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Absolutely correct.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 01:15 PM   #5
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I would say..nooooo! Itīs lightyears between my 550D and my EX1 when it comes to handeling shaky situations..
Not as good as some camcorders, but certainly better than no OS/IS at all.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 06:54 PM   #6
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So far what I've seen is that IS can really help out when using a rig of some kind. It can make the footage look pretty close to traditional shoulder mounted footage.

But it doesn't seem to work well enough to make handheld footage useable (unless jittery is the goal). I'd surely purchase lenses with IS when able, but in my opinion IS doesn't in any way remove the need for a rig to get decent off tripod footage.
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