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Canon 100-400mm Is At Airshows  
User currently offlineSoren-a From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 235 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5282 times:

Hi

I have just brought the Canon 100-400mm IS lens, and I since a lot of you in this forum has this lens, I was hoping you could answer some of my questions about using this lens at an airshow.

1) When do you use the IS?
Do you always have it on in Mode 2, or only for takeoffs and landings and turned off during the display routine, or do you keep it turned off at all times?

2) How does the IS affect battery use?

Thanks in advance.

Regards
S�ren Augustesen

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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5227 times:

I leave IS on in Mode 2 all the time, except when using a tripod. It has no noticeable effect on battery life.


Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5222 times:

...It has a very noticeable effect on battery life...

Eduard (has IS almost always switched on, on mode 2)


User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5191 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.

Thanks,

Matt



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5171 times:

not to totaly nick your thread or anything but everyone always goes on about turning off the IS for night shots, and ive never done that and they come out fine, whats the idea behind it?

User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1066 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5118 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.

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Cheers
Darren



2EOS1DX,EF14.2.8LII,17TS,85/1.2,16-35L,24-70LII,24L,70-200F2.8LII,100-400,300/400/500/800L
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5066 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5076 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



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
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