Image Stabilization and Panning Shots

5 months 3 weeks ago #713750 by davesusko
I don't know if I'm good enough to just "try it and see what works best", or at least experienced enough to know when I am the cause of the image not turning out.  My question is this...

When trying to obtain a panning shot (following a moving subject with a slower shutter speed to get the subject sharp but have background motion blur), does having the IS on the lens enabled help or hurt your efforts?  Does image stabilization hurt a panning shot similar to it being counter productive when your camera is on a tripod?

I've tried a number of panning shots and have had some success.  Are there any sport/action shooters out there willing to share thoughts?


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5 months 3 weeks ago #713751 by Nikon Shooter
At no time have I ever used any type to IS, it slows down the trigger
at most inconvenient time.

If I were to shoot from an unstable stand point I would consider.

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5 months 3 weeks ago - 5 months 3 weeks ago #713758 by Shadowfixer1
Some manufacturers have certain stabilization modes for panning. See your camera/lens makers instructions.  I never turn off stabilization and haven't had it be an issue in the last 25 years.

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