I was spolied early on in my DSLR usage. My first lens was the Canon 75-300 f4-5.6 IS
lens, and although the focus wasn't very fast, IS
was amazing. This was the first lens Canon implemented the IS
After using other non 75-300's, I wouldn't have swapped them in a second. I was left quite shocked when using the Sigma 50-500. Without IS
, it's an absolute nightmare to use. IS
is fantastic for the greater focal lengths.
After using the Canon 100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS
and the Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS
, I couldn't help but go for the superior of the two. By far, hands down... the best zoom I've ever laid my hands on! The Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS
has been shown in tests to allow 1/8th handheld 200mm shots (i.e. 3 f-stop saving => 1/60).
This lens allowed me to recently take a Gulf Air shot at night, 400ISO and still manage to have a still perfectly acceptable handheld shot (the aircraft was moving). The only better quality would have come from keeping the aircraft still and using a tripod (yeah, right). So IS
saved me here.
I highly recommend paying double in order to get IS
Respected users.... If my replies are useful, then by all means...