LV Moose wrote in post #15729366
Thanks. Although I'm sure there are plenty of guys out there shooting bugs without
IS. I just know I
would have a harder time without it.
Absolutely offering different opinion here - not trying to disagree
I actually found IS a hinderance for macro -
Usually I'm manually focusing. With MPE65 no choice - so achieving focus is done by moving my body. IS tries to compensate! FAIL!
It's once I "semi"achieve focus, ie my slight body movements in tune so the subject is coming in and out of focus (or the part of the eyeball I want) - not intentional body movement, I'm being as still as I can, I try to time the shutter click with an infocus moment. With IS on, it tries to compensate for movement, then eventually maxs at end of travel, resets, and I swear in frustration.
The exposure is done by flash anyway, typically 1/10,000 sec duration or less so IS would not have helped anyway.
I'm talking higher magnification - close to 1:1 or higher.
At lower magnifications I could see IS being useful.