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Thread started 18 Apr 2008 (Friday) 10:26
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I am looking at renting one of the 70-200 f/2.8 lens for an IndyCar race I am going to in June. With the high speeds of the cars and high shutter speed, would it benefit me in any way to get the IS or should I save the $15 on a rental and just go with the non-IS version?

Apr 18, 2008 10:26

-Paul Dalbey
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it would benefit you for panning set to mode 2.

Apr 18, 2008 10:30

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I use my f/2.8 IS in mode 2 all the time at races since it helps stabilize the vertical shake while panning.

Can I achieve the same results without IS? Yes, but the hit rate may not be as high. But you'll have a mind-numbing number of laps to capture the same cars, so the hit rate may not be as important.

IS also comes in handy when shooting static scenes in the garage/paddock areas that may be poorly lit.

It really comes down to how you value your money, but I presume $15 is a bare fraction of your total outlay for your trip to Indy (it probably won't even get you a decent meal at the track).

Apr 18, 2008 11:05

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