Monopod and IS

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  1. davebmck

    davebmck TPF Noob!

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    I know you're supposed to turn off IS (OS, VR, ect.) when you mount to a tripod, but what about a monopod? Seems like there are more degrees of freedom with a monopod and the IS would help for those. What's the general practice?
     
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    I would keep IS turned on...unless you are panning with a moving target.
     
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    I've heard it go either way with monopods, so I think it depends on the lens. You'd need to check what the manual says on it if you've got it.
     
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    The manuals for the two I have don't say anything about monopods, just tripods. I have a Sigma with OS and a Canon with IS. The Canon has two modes. One of them is for panning.
     

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