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    Quick FPS/Canon lens question

    Does anyone know whether the image stabilisation in Canon lenses works when mounted on an FPS, or does it need a Canon body?

    (yes - I know I should have checked this myself!)

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    Gerald.

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    Re: Quick FPS/Canon lens question

    Not quite in the same league as Alpa, but the 'Metabones' website says (in relation to a Canon IS lens on a Sony body) that as long as power is reaching the Canon IS lens, it should work.

    Jim

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    Re: Quick FPS/Canon lens question

    Thanks Jim

    Interestingly, it doesn't appear to work. I've been testing it on the 200-400, but even in mode 3 I can't see or hear any evidence of it kicking in.

    I think it may be because the lens is relying on a half-shutter press for the IS to kick in, and the FPS doesn't appear to be able to replicate that. Either that or insufficient power is being supplied.

    I'll ask the guys at ALPA about it and see what they say.

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    Re: Quick FPS/Canon lens question

    Yes, that's curious. I once shot with the Canon 70-200 f4 IS, and if memory serves me correctly IS kicked in with the AF, via the half-button press. Maybe there's not enough power to drive the IS gizmos ?

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