07-04-2017, 08:41 PM
Quote:That falls a bit short. Shoot without camera and lens. Nothing will ever break. I also could argue that you need constant energy to keep the sensor in place, even when switched "off", complexity of sensor mount increases and whatever.
No doubt it can imrove handheld shots without tripod. As it can make things worse depending on the design of the sensor motivators. I'm no fan of IBIS. If you say moving parts are likely to break, I don't see why this is not valid for moving big sensors as well. And all the cables attached to sensor can't break due to micromovements?
For shorter focal lengths, IBIS can be truly impressive and it seems to be superior to ILIS implementations. Indeed, when considering Olympus' latest technology in the E-M1 II, one can take shots at several seconds of exposure handheld. Very impressive.
As far as breaking parts, sure IBIS is theoretically more fragile than no IBIS.
However, it only affects the body. Now, the turnover of bodies is much higher than for lenses.
Generally, people don't keep bodies for very long, whereas lenses are here to stay. In this regards, changing body every 2 to 4 years seems reasonable. When you have accumulated 10 lenses, would you like to buy new versions again 2-4 years down the road?
For these reasons, I don't think IBIS' reliability is an issue. Plus, it has yet to be demonstrated that IBIS becomes faulty after a few years of usage, something I haven't seen reported anywhere.