A study in IBIS/OIS/stabilization.
Evidently Fred Miranda is having trouble with the image stabilization in the new FE100-400.
So today I came up with a scheme.
I had the FEGM100400 on the a9, sat waiting for something to land, took some shots with IS enabled on
the lens.....evidently when you switch off the lens stabilization the IBIS on the a9 will also shut down.
Now here's where I got tricky.
I put the a9 into crop mode and put on an 1.4TC. So an effective 840mm.
No problem staying on the perched bird with lens stabilization on, but when I turned it off suddenly I felt the weaving
wobbling me trying to keep centered.
Flipped the lens IS back on and instantly the bird stabilizes in the EVF.
Bottom line my IS is working fine for now.
But it was also another study.
Cropability is necessary for birds/wildlife always needing to get closer.
My experience with Canon was more keepers with the 7Dii than the 1DXii because of the pixel density.
But what about the a9.
Theory says more cropability of the a9 over the 1DXII, 20.1mpx versus the a9's 24mpx.
So here is an image shot while the a9 was in crop mode with 1.4TC and 100-400GM=10mpx to work with. I can tell I had
14mpx less to work with and yes cropping in post for me, but was a good test of stabilization and what 10mpx can do in this
era of mega-mpx camers.
How far is the bird from you here