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User currently offlineGust From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 148 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Hi,

I use the canon 100-400 lens,works great with the IS on (mode2) for panning shots.
For photo's taken from behind or head on I have variable success with the IS on.(you not really panning)
What is the best for such photo's ,IS on or off.
I mean photo's like this

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Photo © Peter Unmuth - VAP



grt,

[Edited 2005-03-24 20:37:54]

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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2820 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

For stationary subjects mode 1 is the best mode however it is generally regarded that leaving it in Mode 2 has no negative effect on the image or the IS.

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

Hi Gust,

I've only had my IS lens a couple of weeks so I'm a complete novice. For stationary shots I have it in mode 1 and mode 2 for panning shots. However, if the aircraft is moving very slightly and your only panning a very small amount, I have found that mode 1 seems to work just as well, if not better.

Tim.



Obviously missing something....
User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

I have had it for almost 2 years now, and I never switch IS modes.


Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Because I'm a cynic and fond of jumping to conclusions, I thought IS had to be overrated.

Well, I was blown away when I tried a 100-400 for the first time recently; A real joy to use, and I was pleasantly surprised how much it helps at the long end, although the visual sensation can be quite odd as the IS 'snaps' the view occasionally.

I most definitely want one.


Cheers


James



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineJat74l From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 618 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

I didn't realise how good it was on my 100-400L until I turned it off! I'm almost always on mode 2 although 1 is good for still or dead ahead approaching objects.

Wietse... you never switch modes. 1 or 2?
Regards


John



I like trains just as much as planes but trains don't like the Atlantic!
User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

I knew I should have added that  Wink Mode 2. Always. unless on a tripod, I switch IS off completely.


Wietse de Graaf
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