Il76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2236 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3073 times:
Mine (on the Canon 100-400L) is always on. I think it's fantastic!
You may have noticed that more and more Canon lenses get IS on them, so obviously there is a market for it. Definitely not a gimmick.
ChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3039 times:
I use the 70-200 VR. Its useful in low light and for 3/4 shots and such, but when there's lots of quick movement, like panning at an airshow, its best to leave it off. I find pics often end up off-center with VR on in that situation, it sort of drags the lens behind a bit.
It is very useful for panning in only one axis and such, coupled with a monopod for instance.
Kereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2985 times:
I have the 70-200mm VR and at slow shutter speeds and long focal lengths it is excellent. I like to take prop aircraft in motion using slow shutter speeds to capture the sense of speed and create a nice blur effect.
Fiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1012 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2954 times:
I also have the Canon 100-400L IS and absolutely love the IS! The day it came it was almost dark but I had to try it, took it outside...aimed it at a sign on a trash rolloff across the street at a building site, 400mm @ 1/30th handheld, sharp as could be, I was sold! It's definately a must have at long focal lengths.
Siggi757 From Iceland, joined Oct 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2905 times:
It is great. I have the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS and it is phenomenal.
I used to have the non-IS version of this lens but traded up about a year ago. I've never looked back. If you can afford it IS is a very nice option.
Just remember that the IS does not freeze the subject...slow shutterspeed is no good for fast moving subjects
Andrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2875 times:
If you are in Dubai, there is a GREAT Canon store in Deira... I can't recall exactly where it is, but I know it's not far from Bank street. I have done business there several times, and got great deals (of course, my cousin speaks Hindi and made them give me a better price lol).
Check them out!
OH yeah - I almost forgot - DEFINATELY go for the IS version! I have the 75-300 IS USM, it's a fantastic lens!
Syncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2012 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2874 times:
I'll be able to give you a good indication, I'm picking up my 75-300 IS today, upgrading from a 100-300 Canon non-IS..I'll be taking it to the airport right after, weather should be ok for pics, not great, but I'm used to it. I'll give you a full update when I get back.
Speedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1624 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2844 times:
Hi guys, thanks for the pics - seems the extra money is worth it.
Drew - I live in Abu Dhabi, and here they want 10900 dirhams (almost US$3000) for a 70-200 EF 2.8L. Good lense, but they are tryhing to rip me off- nearly a US$1000 more than in the US. I will try find that shop in Deira.
Glennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2845 times:
I was spolied early on in my DSLR usage. My first lens was the Canon 75-300 f4-5.6 IS lens, and although the focus wasn't very fast, IS was amazing. This was the first lens Canon implemented the IS with.
After using other non 75-300's, I wouldn't have swapped them in a second. I was left quite shocked when using the Sigma 50-500. Without IS, it's an absolute nightmare to use. IS is fantastic for the greater focal lengths.
After using the Canon 100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS and the Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS, I couldn't help but go for the superior of the two. By far, hands down... the best zoom I've ever laid my hands on! The Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS has been shown in tests to allow 1/8th handheld 200mm shots (i.e. 3 f-stop saving => 1/60).
This lens allowed me to recently take a Gulf Air shot at night, 400ISO and still manage to have a still perfectly acceptable handheld shot (the aircraft was moving). The only better quality would have come from keeping the aircraft still and using a tripod (yeah, right). So IS saved me here.
I highly recommend paying double in order to get IS!!!!!!
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