Sorry for this stupid question but I was wondering if the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 lens with Image Stabilizer has just been released by Canon. I've just seen it on the net and I can't remember seeing it somewhere else before. I know people like the 70-200mm 2.8 but they were talking about the non IS version. Does anybody have it with IS?
This lens is brand new. OK, it's a development of the famous 70-200 F2.8 that's been around a good while, but I would be surprised if you find anyone with the IS version, as it has only just been released onto the market.
The Non-IS version has probably been around for close to a decade. I have one myself, and it is by far my favorite lens. But with its high speed capability and lack of vignetting even at f/2.8, I really don't see the benefit of IS for aviation photography, unless you shoot at night.
The best thing about the new version is that maybe the price of the non-IS version will drop.
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you took the words directly out of my mouth- for 80-200 you absolutely do not need it (IS), unless you have extra money and feel the urge to spend it.
For the straight 300mm, i would get it- only thing holding me back right now is the $5,000 price tag.
I don't know what you guys are talking about. When did you ever have too much light to play with? Let's say you have the convertor on, I bet you could use the stabilizer? Let's say you are doing a low level air-to-air shoot and there is, as usual, bumpy air. Well, stabilizer on and you might just deliver.
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with my 1.4x converter on my 70-200mm 2.8 there is never a problem with stabilization (even at max 280mm @ F3.9). As far as air to air- i've never done it so I dont know but since you have I take your word that the stabilization may be necessary.