Tips on Using the Image Stabilizer
•The Image Stabilizer cannot compensate for a
blurred shot caused by a subject that moved.
Set the STABILIZER switch to when you are
taking pictures using the Bulb setting (long
e xposures). If the STABILIZER switch is set to ,
the image stabilizer function may introduce errors.
• The Image Stabilizer might not be fully effective
in the following cases:
Y ou shoot while riding on a bumpy road.•You move the camera dramatically for a panning
shot in Mode 1.
•Y ou shoot using techniques other than following
shots in Mode 2.
• 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
bu tton. Do not remove the lens while the stabilizer
is in operation. This will cause a malfunction
•With Extender EF2X II attached to the lens, the
Image Stabilizer will work with the following cameras:
EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1Ds, EOS-
1D Mark lll, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-
1D, EOS 40D, 30D, 20D, 20Da, 10D, 5D, DIGITAL
REBEL XSi/450D, DIGITAL REBEL XTi/400D
DIGITAL, DIGITAL REBEL XT/350D DIGITAL,
DIGITAL REBEL/300D DIGITAL, D60, D30, EOS
DCS1, DCS3, D2000, D6000, EOS-1V/HS, EOS-
1N/DP/HS/RS, 3, ELAN 7E/ELAN 7/30/33, ELAN
7NE/ELAN 7N/30V/33V, ELAN II/ELAN IIE/50/50E,
REBEL X/REBEL XS/500, REBEL G/500N, REBEL
2000/300, REBEL Ti/300V, REBEL T2/300X, REBEL
K2/3000V, IX, IX Lite/IX7, 3000/88, 5000/888
• With the EOS-1V/HS, 3, ELAN 7E/ELAN
7/30/33, ELAN 7NE/ELAN 7N/30V/33V, ELAN
II/ELAN II E/50/50E, REBEL2000/300, IX, and
D30, the Image Stabilizer will not work during
•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 function also operates
when the lens is used with the EF12 II or EF25
II Extension Tube, and the EF1.4X II Extender.
• Pictures may look distorted after being taken
depending on the camera, but this doesnt 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.