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The manual says if the lens OIS is switched on it overrides the camera IBIS, so I tried comparing the two systems hand-held with the 50-140 and 18-55 lenses.  In both cases, the lens OIS switched on was significantly better better than with the lens OIS switched off , i.e. than the IBIS.  Then tried the IBIS with the 16-55 lens which has no OIS, and the image was rock steady.  I'd be interested to hear what others have found doing this simple test.

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I also have the 18-55mm and I'm seeing the same results. It seems like the OIS switch on the lens turns off all stabilization. I'm working in the Video mode, so I don't know if there is any difference in the Photo mode.

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I've had a reply from Fujifilm UK on this now, and it confirms the last post.

They state "The OIS switch on any lens 'overrides' the IBIS setting in the camera.  If the camera is set to continuous and then the OIS switch on the lens is set to 'off', the IBIS switches off as well."

So if you have a lens with OIS it means the brand new IBIS is completely irrelevant, it may as well not be there.  IBIS is simply there for lenses that lack OIS.  I wonder if this means all new Fuji lenses will now come without OIS??

 

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That explains why I don't see the option to turn IBIS off in the menu with the 18-55mm, but do see it when using a Rokinon 12mm. 

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19 hours ago, carrot said:

I've had a reply from Fujifilm UK on this now, and it confirms the last post.

They state "The OIS switch on any lens 'overrides' the IBIS setting in the camera.  If the camera is set to continuous and then the OIS switch on the lens is set to 'off', the IBIS switches off as well."

So if you have a lens with OIS it means the brand new IBIS is completely irrelevant, it may as well not be there.  IBIS is simply there for lenses that lack OIS.  I wonder if this means all new Fuji lenses will now come without OIS??

 

I don't understand your argument.

Surely all this says is that you cannot have IBIS only if you have a OIS lens. It doesn't say that IBIS has no effect with an OIS lens and OIS turned on.

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Like on many other cameras, IBIS and OIS seem to be coupled: they are either both on or off.

For 18-55, Fuji lists 4 stops of stabilization on cameras without IBIS and 6.5 stops when using it on X-T4.

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