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Question: Does usage of IS show in EXIF?

 
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Dec 20, 2013 05:07 |  #1

I just wonder, does the usage of IS show up in EXIF data?
I could not find it using my photo viewers, but it might be hoidden in a custom field.




  
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Dec 20, 2013 06:57 |  #2

Not in ExifToolGUI, which is the most extensive metadata reader I know. Not in the Exif and not in the Maker Notes.


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Dec 20, 2013 21:42 |  #3

Depends on the camera. I can see the IS setting in pictures from my old Powershot (see below), but not from my EOS DSLR.

$ exiftool -ImageStabilization *.JPG
======== IMG_0001.JPG
Image Stabilization : Off
======== IMG_0002.JPG
Image Stabilization : On
======== IMG_0003.JPG
Image Stabilization : On, Shot Only
======== IMG_0004.JPG
Image Stabilization : On, Panning



  
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Dec 21, 2013 03:43 |  #4

lar55 wrote in post #16543829 (external link)
Depends on the camera. I can see the IS setting in pictures from my old Powershot (see below), but not from my EOS DSLR.

$ exiftool -ImageStabilization *.JPG
======== IMG_0001.JPG
Image Stabilization : Off
======== IMG_0002.JPG
Image Stabilization : On
======== IMG_0003.JPG
Image Stabilization : On, Shot Only
======== IMG_0004.JPG
Image Stabilization : On, Panning

Is that because the IS on on the body rather than the lens?


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Dec 21, 2013 04:50 |  #5

NinetyEight wrote in post #16544226 (external link)
Is that because the IS on on the body rather than the lens?

Precisely. I don't think the lens reports the position of the IS switch. At least not my three lenses that have IS: Tamron 24-70, Canon 70-200, Sigma 150-500.


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Dec 21, 2013 20:46 |  #6

NinetyEight wrote in post #16544226 (external link)
Is that because the IS is on the body rather than the lens?

Canon says the image stabilization on this Powershot is "Lens-shift type", so I think that means it is similar to the EOS DSLR in that regard. But of course the lens doesn't come off, so it is is all part of the body, I guess.

For an EOS DSLR to record IS in EXIF, the lens would have to transmit it to the camera, and the camera's firmware would have to save it with the image. It seems to be that would be possible, but perhaps it wasn't considered useful.




  
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Dec 26, 2013 04:46 |  #7

To bad, i sometimes got blurry pictures and wanted to check wether IS was on when I shot them.
It should not be too hard for a camera to detect IS, it draws power from the camera.




  
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Dec 26, 2013 21:32 |  #8

It isn't hard, Nikon does it :D
I have 2 pics (not mine) here, taken with somebody's Nikon D5000, and they have an EXIF tag "Vibration Reduction" (Nikon VR = Canon IS); one says On, the other says Off.




  
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Dec 27, 2013 19:03 |  #9

hennie wrote in post #16541824 (external link)
I just wonder, does the usage of IS show up in EXIF data?
I could not find it using my photo viewers, but it might be hoidden in a custom field.

Depends on the lens.

Partial EXIF readouts:

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Lens: EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS




  
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Dec 27, 2013 20:51 |  #10

That shows you the "name of the lens", which in those cases includes "IS". I think the original question was if an EXIF tag shows you whether image stabilization was on or off when the picture was taken.




  
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