UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6165 times:
Mode One is for still photography. Mode two is for panning. There is a considerable difference with IS than without IS so keep it on if you can. The batt. issue I haven't really noticed as I have the grip.
Dehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1093 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6092 times:
Well i use IS on all my lenses and have noticed no issues withbattery life at all.
I also use the grip on my 20D and get around a full day out of a pair of batteries which will get me 2000-2500 shots.
Like everyone else mode 2 works well at airshows.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6050 times:
I always leave it on. I have not noticed a significant reduction in batt life although maybe there is a slight reduction.
Personally, I have not gotten the most out of this lens.....yet. I think it may be me, my skill in shooting steady and using the correct settings. I do have a lot of good pictures, but haven't gotten the "money shot" yet, such as Darren's shot above.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens