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Old 24th of November 2004 (Wed)   #1
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I just purchased the Canon 100-400 L IS lens. The book says that Mode 1 for panning and Mode 2 for shots of moving objects. What is the difference isn't panning for moving subjects.

Any hints on using stabilization is welcome.
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I know Panning is when you shoot a moving object and move the camera along with the object, following it. I think it gives the blurred moving background look.
That may be the effect it gives you.

You can always have someone drive your car in a empty parking lot and then practice, take a few shots and see what you come up with.

Mode 2, most likely will help freeze the object.
Someone correct me, as I am not sure of what mode 2 is supposed to do.
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I know what Panning is what I need to know is the differenc in Modes on my lens for 1 & 2 for Image stabilization. Thanks.

But that is my confusion, 1 is fdor Panning and 2 is for moving objects, isn't that the same. It can only be answered by someone who has IS.
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I'm a rookie at this so I'm guessing a little. But I think panning would be when you are moving the camera to keep up with your subject, but if you were shooting something like a hummingbird and just wanted to stop the wings then you would use mode 2 and be able to control your DOF.

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I know what Panning is what I need to know is the differenc in Modes on my lens for 1 & 2 for Image stabilization. Thanks.

But that is my confusion, 1 is fdor Panning and 2 is for moving objects, isn't that the same. It can only be answered by someone who has IS.
Mode 1 is the normal IS mode. In this mode, the image is stabilised in the horizontal as well as the vertical direction. You should keep the lens as still as possible and the IS system will counteract the vibration of your hands (when handholding the lens).

Mode 2 is panning mode. The lens will only stabilise in the vertical direction, but not in the horizontal direction. That means you can drag the lens along with a moving subject in the horizontal direction. Good when you're making photos of fast moving race cars, for example.

Doesn't the manual of the lens explain this?

IS does NOT help to stop motion of a moving subject. It only helps to counteract the slight shaking of your hands. If you want to stop motion, you must use a fast shutter speed or flash, whether you're using IS or not.
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Mode 1 is for regular, handheld photography. It assumes that the movement of the lens, due to your holding it, will be in all directions (random movement).

Mode 2 is for moving objects that move in one direction only, such as a car driving by you. This way, the lens won't bother to try and correct the movement that you are intentionally giving it.

If you're using a tripod, just turn the IS "off".
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Jesper and scott said it exactly right,i think the manual was just abit wrongly phrased.
In fact i wonder if it's a missprint.Maybe they meant to say "non moving shots" instead of "moving shots"

Using an IS lens in the wrong mode when panning is interesting.It gives and odd 'stop ,start' effect to the subject when it can't cope.
Kinda like the way they draw fast movement in comic books
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Ok here is the exact instructions in the book

Page e9
Mode 1 Panning shots where there is considerable camera movement.

Mode 1 Shots from vechiles where there is considerable movement.

MOde 2 Shots othere then Panning shots

Then on the page before: page e8

Mode 1 If you are taking shots of a moving subject.

Mode 2 If you are taking shots of an erratically moving subject.

So you see why I am confused it contridicts itself.

They tell me Mode 1 is for panning and you tell me Mode 2 is?
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On the Canon EF 100-400L IS USM, IS mode 1 is for shooting with the camera held more or less stationary. IS mode 2 is for panning.
(regardless of what your manual says).
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They tell me Mode 1 is for panning and you tell me Mode 2 is?
"They" had probably the manual translated by the lowest bidder. Some of "us" have probably actually used the lens in said mode. Having recently acquired this lens, I have not tried panning mode yet, but I would put my money on the guys here
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Thanks guys, I can usually desifer things but there remarks were contridictory.

I think thats why I had a hard time on the flights.
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I bet it's more like the original poster misreading the instruction manual and getting confused. If you look in page 7 of the instruction manual (in English), it is clearly stated in perfect English what modes 1 and 2 are for.

I bet the original poster was misreading what's written on the left hand column of page 9.
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For Leo

This is what the manual I have says




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Ok here is the exact instructions in the book

Page e9
Mode 1 Panning shots where there is considerable camera movement.

Mode 1 Shots from vechiles where there is considerable movement.

MOde 2 Shots other then Panning shots

Then on the page before: page e8

Mode 1 If you are taking shots of a moving subject.

Mode 2 If you are taking shots of an erratically moving subject.

So you see why I am confused it contridicts itself.

They tell me Mode 1 is for panning and you tell me Mode 2 is?

Now everybody here is telling me that mode 2 is for panning.

What did I misread.

Maybe you should reread what I posted.
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Ok here is the exact instructions in the book

Page e9
Mode 1 Panning shots where there is considerable camera movement.

Mode 1 Shots from vechiles where there is considerable movement.

MOde 2 Shots other then Panning shots
Read the entire paragraph. It says "The image stabilizer may NOT be effective in the following types of situations...

Then it lists what you have above.
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Phili1, as I stated earlier, you did misread the manual. Look at your manual again and note the line above what you first quoted above:

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The image stabilizer may not be fully effective in the following types of situations:
And re your quote in page E-8, what you quoted (without the "Mode") applies to Mode 2. The numbers in circle are NOT the mode numbers but rather enumerative numbers.
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