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Playing with the IS on my new 70-200

 
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Oct 10, 2011 22:36 |  #1

So my new 70-200 2.8 IS II came today and I was in such a hurry to get out an play with it that I didn't realize until I got back that the IS wasn't even on....

Even without it I think the pics came out great. But then I did a quick a dirty handheld comparison at some slower shutter speeds.

I imported the raw's into lightroom did a quick side by side and took a screenshot.

By no means scientific but impressive all the same. I feel like a kid on Christmas - I want to call out of work tomorrow just to go play with this thing...

Here is 1/10 of a second

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Oct 10, 2011 22:53 |  #2

This is why I never really think about the 135L even though it is a magical lens. I use amazingly slow shutter speeds with this lens in real world conditions and always end up surprised. The IS on this lens is nothing short of amazing, that in combination with being sharp at 2.8 from 70 to 200 is why this lens is such a great performer. I am using mine all the time. Enjoy!




  
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Oct 11, 2011 05:38 |  #3

Gosh, I was almost sitting on the fence re: IS for when I get my 70-200. These pics have thrown me over completely. Thanks for sharing.




  
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Oct 11, 2011 07:35 |  #4

vegasfill wrote in post #13233686 (external link)
Gosh, I was almost sitting on the fence re: IS for when I get my 70-200. These pics have thrown me over completely. Thanks for sharing.

I was in such a hurry that I just ran out the door with IS off and was still impressed! But I am just going to be sitting at work all day waiting to go home and see what this can really do.


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Oct 11, 2011 08:37 |  #5

david lacey wrote in post #13232663 (external link)
This is why I never really think about the 135L even though it is a magical lens. I use amazingly slow shutter speeds with this lens in real world conditions and always end up surprised. The IS on this lens is nothing short of amazing, that in combination with being sharp at 2.8 from 70 to 200 is why this lens is such a great performer. I am using mine all the time. Enjoy!

Same here. Unless I needed f2 I will take new zoom anytime.


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Oct 11, 2011 10:03 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #6

I would not have a 70-200mm lens without IS!


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Oct 11, 2011 10:07 |  #7

But which focal length was used... ?

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Oct 11, 2011 10:10 |  #8

titi_67207 wrote in post #13234556 (external link)
But which focal length was used... ?

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Sorry these were all at 200mm - didnt realize the Exif got stripped by screen shots.

Also they are screenshots taken at 1:1 in Lightroom


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Oct 11, 2011 11:28 as a reply to  @ tats's post |  #9

I mainly use my 70-200 for sports so I'm typically at higher shutter speeds but I will agree with you that I have been pretty amazed at what the IS system can really do. It makes the lens so much more versatile that I find myself using it in a lot more situations than I originally thought I would.


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Oct 11, 2011 13:34 |  #10

yourdoinitwrong wrote in post #13234929 (external link)
I mainly use my 70-200 for sports so I'm typically at higher shutter speeds but I will agree with you that I have been pretty amazed at what the IS system can really do. It makes the lens so much more versatile that I find myself using it in a lot more situations than I originally thought I would.

Work cannot end fast enough.... I just have my gear sitting next to my desk begging to be played with....

Maybe some keyboard IS tests are in order...


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Oct 11, 2011 13:45 |  #11

tats wrote in post #13235600 (external link)
Work cannot end fast enough.... I just have my gear sitting next to my desk begging to be played with....

Maybe some keyboard IS tests are in order...

I did the same thing when I got mine. I waited for the delivery guy to show up and had to go straight to work. Luckily I work at a car dealership so I at least had a few interesting things in addition to a keyboard around, though my co-workers looked at me funny. It's now my most used lens.


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Oct 11, 2011 14:31 |  #12

Yep, IS works. That's why I switched to Canon and lenses with it ten years ago.

It's also probably why every other manufacturer has been scrambling ever since then to catch up with Canon, by implementing their own stabilization systems. For a while Canon was the only game in town. Now everyone offers it.


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Oct 11, 2011 19:23 |  #13

I WANT THAT LENS BAD!!!


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Oct 11, 2011 19:39 |  #14

Got to play with it in some real low light tonight - pretty impressed with focusing, no hunting at all. Here are two I grabbed

f/2.8, 1/10 iso 2500

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f/2.8, 1/15 iso 3200
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