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Well hopefully not!
Went to the see the BTCC at Donington Park, looking forward to using my relatively new to me E3 instead of my trusty old E1.
I was using my 50-200 coupled with a newly acquired EC-14 for the first time. Anyway thought it would be a good idea to switch the IS on as I never had this before and given the extra focal length of the lens with slow shutter speeds.
Not thinking I set it to IS1 instead of IS2 (used for panning shots)
Big mistake not one good shot out of some 550 perfect back ground horrible blurry cars.
Lesson learnt wish I had left well alone always managed with out IS and make a point of checking the pictures properly on the LCD (I'm inclined to use it like a film camera and never look at the LCD!!)

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Re: Throw me off the Forum!!!

Might be an idea to check what focus points you were using and what setting you had for c-af lock.

If the background was sharp then it doesn't immediately suggest IS was at fault.

Maybe the ec14 put you a bit out on shutter speeds as well.

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Re: Throw me off the Forum!!!

These things happen. Just shot a bunch of St. Georges Day celebration pictures with the E-30. At ISO 800, in bright sunshine. Ooops.
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Re: Throw me off the Forum!!!

Yes - and I tend to use manual focus for motorsport. Pre-focus where the car will be both for head on or angled shots and for panning.

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Re: Throw me off the Forum!!!

Well I'm staying! now I have calmed down Fished the camera out of the bin! turned the IS off and every thing is working as it should Still very annoyed at some (what should have been) good shots lost but could have been worse if it was a camera fault



Moral, don't use IS if you don't know what your doing AND check your shots more often!
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