●●When shooting a still subject, it compensates for
camera shake in all directions.
●● It compensates for vertical camera shake during
following shots in a horizontal direction, and
compensates for horizontal camera shake during
following shots in a vertical direction.
●● When you use a tripod, the Image Stabilizer
should be turned off to save battery power.
●● The stabilizer is equally effective for hand-
held photography and photography with a
monopod. The Image Stabilizer effect may be
reduced, however, depending on the shooting
●● The image stabilizer function also operates when
the lens is used with an Extension Tube EF12 ll
or EF25 ll.
●● Pictures may look distorted after being taken
depending on the camera, but this doesn’t affect
●● If you set the camera’s Custom Function to
change the assigned button to operate the AF,
the Image Stabilizer will operate when you press
the newly assigned AF button.●●The shorter the subject distance from the
camera, the lesser the Image Stabilizer effect
●● The Image Stabilizer cannot compensate for a
blurred shot caused by a subject that moved.
●● Set the STABILIZER switch to OFF when you
are taking pictures using the Bulb setting (long
exposures). If the STABILIZER switch is set to
ON, the image stabilizer function may introduce
●● The Image Stabilizer may not be fully effective
if you shoot from a violently shaking vehicle or
●● The Image Stabilizer consumes more power than
normal shooting, so fewer shots can be taken if
you use the function.
●● The image stabilizer operates for about two
seconds even when your finger is off the
shutter button. Do not remove the lens while
the stabilizer is in operation. This will cause a
●● With the EOS-1V/HS, 3, ELAN 7E/ELAN
7/30/33, ELAN 7NE/ELAN 7N/30V/33V, ELAN
II/ELAN IIE/50/50E, REBEL 2000/300, IX, and
D30, the Image Stabilizer will not work during