Image stabilizing lenses do you need them or not?
First let me say that I am talking about image stabilizing, vibration reduction and shake reduction but I will refer to it as IS as I shoot with Canon and that is the term that I am familiar with. Also, this article applies to DSLR cameras that have the IS in the lenses and not point and shoot cameras, Hybrid or DLSR cameras with the IS in the body.
So do you need image stabilizing lenses?
Honestly, no you do not. Even with so many people saying that you do – really you do not. A good sharp lens and you are all set, if you need more stability you can simply use a tripod or a mono pod. But in the real world it is not always that easy. I have a number of lenses without IS and really I do not have a problem with shooting with those lenses and I get some great pictures from them. But I do like the lenses that have IS and I do like the ability to push the limits of my photography and the lenses that I use.
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