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EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

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EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

FAQ ID: 22461
Last modified: 29-May-08

FAQ: What kind of image stabiliser (IS) is used in my EF lens?

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All Canon IS lenses use anopticalimage stabiliser.
Camera / hand shake is detected by gyro sensors which provide data to neutralise the shake. Neutralisation is realised by a "floating" lens element that can move perpendicular to the optical axis.

All Canon EF lenses with IS in their name incorporate such an image stabiliser to prevent camera / hand shake from spoiling the shot.
This is particularly useful on close-ups, at slow shutter speeds or in situations where a tripod cannot be used.

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