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DO I NEED "IS" FOR 70-200 F4

 
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Jan 13, 2011 16:58 as a reply to  @ post 11634511 |  #16

If you can afford go for the IS version. Even in daylight it's a superior lens. Having said that, I absolutely love my F4 and the IQ it produces..


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Jan 14, 2011 13:43 |  #17

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How's that ?

When you are using long end of the lens, the view is zoomed-in in the viewfinder as you know.
So any hand shake will be magnified to the proportion to the focal length you are using and it shows on your viewfinder.

It is nicer to work with stable view through the viewfinder than the one that is not. Specially if you are trying to keep the moving subject in your view.

200mm on 1.6 crop has the focal length effect similar to 320mm on FF.
That is a pretty tight framing, and IS will help out a lot.


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Jan 14, 2011 13:55 |  #18

Pasukun wrote in post #11640782 (external link)
When you are using long end of the lens, the view is zoomed-in in the viewfinder as you know.
So any hand shake will be magnified to the proportion to the focal length you are using and it shows on your viewfinder.

It is nicer to work with stable view through the viewfinder than the one that is not. Specially if you are trying to keep the moving subject in your view.

200mm on 1.6 crop has the focal length effect similar to 320mm on FF.
That is a pretty tight framing, and IS will help out a lot.

It will help reduce hand shake , but not framing . Oh and 200mm is 200mm no matter what body it is on :lol:


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Jan 14, 2011 14:03 |  #19

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It will help reduce hand shake , but not framing . Oh and 200mm is 200mm no matter what body it is on :lol:

IS will steady the viewfinder which can make it easier to frame. Especially if you are trying to focus on a model's eye.


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Jan 14, 2011 14:12 |  #20

CountryBoy wrote in post #11640891 (external link)
It will help reduce hand shake , but not framing . Oh and 200mm is 200mm no matter what body it is on :lol:

200mm no matter what indeed.
But the effect of having the frame cropped by factor of 1.6 still present you with the same problem as if you are using 320mm. It is all relative to the FOV. That 3 inches or 3 feets of motion has different proportional effect depends on the FOV. Wider the FOV, smaller the motion looks.

And please don't get caught in the literal terms, although I think it is I to blame for not making it clear.
Either snapping a frame or framing through the viewfinder. Any kind of shakes helps no one.


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Jan 14, 2011 14:23 |  #21

Since you mentioned "if you need" I would say no. In day light your shutter speed is going to high. You also have the option of increasing your ISO to increase your shutter speed if you need to.

I have the 70-200 2.8 non IS and I have no problem shooting anything during the day.


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