gust
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Is (image Stabilisator) Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:33 am

Hi,

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

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chris78cpr
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RE: Is (image Stabilisator) Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:04 am

For stationary subjects mode 1 is the best mode however it is generally regarded that leaving it in Mode 2 has no negative effect on the image or the IS.

Chris
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dc10tim
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RE: Is (image Stabilisator) Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:34 am

Hi Gust,

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.

Tim.
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wietse
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RE: Is (image Stabilisator) Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:12 am

I have had it for almost 2 years now, and I never switch IS modes.
Wietse de Graaf
 
sulman
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RE: Is (image Stabilisator) Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:19 am

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.


Cheers


James
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JAT74L
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RE: Is (image Stabilisator) Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:13 am

I didn't realise how good it was on my 100-400L until I turned it off! I'm almost always on mode 2 although 1 is good for still or dead ahead approaching objects.

Wietse... you never switch modes. 1 or 2?
Regards


John
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wietse
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RE: Is (image Stabilisator) Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:14 am

I knew I should have added that  Wink Mode 2. Always. unless on a tripod, I switch IS off completely.
Wietse de Graaf

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