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Jan 13, 2011 18:01 |  #1

I have what may seem a silly question to some. I'm super excited to say I just got my used 70-200mm f/2.8 IS but I don't know what all the sliders are...specifically stabilizer mode 1 & 2 and 1.4m &nd 2.5m.




  
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Jan 13, 2011 18:05 |  #2

Try a Google search or go to the Canon USA site. Did your lens come with an instruction sheet? The one most people never read.


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Jan 13, 2011 18:05 |  #3

IS 1 is "normal". IS 2 is for when you are panning to follow action - you don't want the IS system to try to correct that!

The other one restricts the minimum focus distance that the lens will use. It can improve focus speed by not searching the near foreground if that is not where your subject is.




  
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Jan 13, 2011 18:12 |  #4

gasrocks wrote in post #11635171 (external link)
Try a Google search or go to the Canon USA site. Did your lens come with an instruction sheet? The one most people never read.

gasrocks...Canon site didn't have anything (I did that 1st). I did not get a munual with the sale and would have read it if I did (I'm not most people). Figured I would come here instead of google as people here would know and be willing to help. Thanks for your help though :rolleyes:




  
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Jan 13, 2011 18:13 |  #5

xarqi wrote in post #11635172 (external link)
IS 1 is "normal". IS 2 is for when you are panning to follow action - you don't want the IS system to try to correct that!

The other one restricts the minimum focus distance that the lens will use. It can improve focus speed by not searching the near foreground if that is not where your subject is.

thank you for your help...I truly appreciate it.:)




  
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Jan 13, 2011 18:13 |  #6

gasrocks wrote in post #11635171 (external link)
Try a Google search or go to the Canon USA site. Did your lens come with an instruction sheet? The one most people never read.

I really don't get why you try to be a smartass everywhere lol


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Jan 13, 2011 19:53 |  #7

yjt wrote in post #11635222 (external link)
I really don't get why you try to be a smartass everywhere lol

It's just in his nature;)

But seriously, doing a search and some reading can offer invaluable information..


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Jan 13, 2011 20:19 |  #8

I love that lens and you will have a lot of fun with it. Just try different settings to see what each one does or google search =)




  
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Jan 13, 2011 20:26 |  #9

yogestee wrote in post #11635835 (external link)
It's just in his nature;)

But seriously, doing a search and some reading can offer invaluable information..

maybe asking quetions here was the wrong way to go...i somehow thought this is kinda what the forum was for. sharring and getting help and helping others, etc.




  
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Jan 13, 2011 20:47 as a reply to  @ m.d.harper's post |  #10

The Canon 70-200mm is a very popular lens here on POTN,, there is a wealth of information about it.. Doing a search,,not only will your question be answered but other useful information can also be gained..


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Jan 13, 2011 20:56 |  #11

Go here on the Canon site. If not the correct brochure, you can find it here. Took me less than a minute...

This is for the IS II, but the controls should be the same...

http://www.usa.canon.c​om …i_usm#Brochures​AndManuals (external link)


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Jan 13, 2011 21:53 |  #12

m.d.harper wrote in post #11636039 (external link)
maybe asking quetions here was the wrong way to go...i somehow thought this is kinda what the forum was for. sharring and getting help and helping others, etc.

That's generally the way it goes, definitely. There's sometimes a bit of barking over old bones, mind you.




  
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Jan 13, 2011 22:31 |  #13

xarqi wrote in post #11635172 (external link)
IS 1 is "normal". IS 2 is for when you are panning to follow action - you don't want the IS system to try to correct that!

The other one restricts the minimum focus distance that the lens will use. It can improve focus speed by not searching the near foreground if that is not where your subject is.

And the flip side is if you try to focus at a subject closer than the 2.4m (2.5m on the 2.8L IS II, 3m on the f/4L IS) MFD you'll not be able to unless you switch to the 1.2m setting.


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Jan 14, 2011 01:29 |  #14

Why... do you have an expensive ass lens.. and not even know what its functions are...

No manual? What did you just pick it up on the street? I'm thinking anyone with the dough to buy this knows exactly what they are buying.

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Jan 14, 2011 02:13 |  #15

The new ones don't come with a paper manual. You get a cd. Not sure what's on it cause I've not looked at mine either.


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