September 22, 2014 at 8:11AM
Is Image Stabilization Necessary?
I'm in pre-pro on a short film where one of the main characters is a dog. So many of the shots are low and often from his point of view. I've been testing using a 3-way gimbal to steady the shots but was wondering if I need to go the extra step and switch to Image Stabilized lenses?
Right now I'm mainly using the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM and the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM. I've also tried a few of the Rokinon Cine lenses on the GH4 at 4k with the Metabones Active Speedboaster.
I've considered trying the Canon EF 24 f2.8 IS or maybe one of the native MFT OIS lenses from Panasonic.