Shooting handheld video with the Fujinon XF 18-55mm: How good is Fujifilm's image stabilisation?
I finally got round to buying the Fujinon Lens XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS to use on my XT2 camera. I bought this lens specifically for video due to the lens having Fujifilm’s Optical Image Stabilisation built in to the lens.
To give the lens a quick test run down by the riverside in Glasgow's city centre where I shot all of my footage handheld at 30 fps - no stabilisation was applied whatsoever - I did not use any gimbals, tripods or any other balancing aids (including software) to smooth the footage. What you see is out of camera with a little colour correction applied.
Personally I thought the stabilisation worked fantastically well - I can only image how great the footage would look on the XH1 with its IBIS… but that is for another time, hopefully.
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