Gust From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 148 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2269 times:
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
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2212 times:
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.
Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2037 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2183 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.
It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.