I'm a pretty amateur photographer, but I really enjoy animal photography, (horses in particular) and have sold some of my photos from horse shows. I recently upgraded from a Canon 70-200 f/4L non-IS to a f/2.8 IS and I'm having some issues with it.
I went to a horse show earlier today and many of my shots were blurry or not quite as sharp as I'd hoped; others, (though rare), were amazingly crystal clear. The weather was overcast for the most part. I feel like whenever I used my 4L, I was guaranteed to have many great, clear action shots, but I'm having a much harder time getting those results with this new lens. I've never had an IS lens before and I seemed to get much clearer pictures once I turned the IS off. I usually handhold the lens, (though I do have a tripod) and usually never had a clear picture issue doing so with my f/4.
This was the first time I used the lens and I plan on experimenting much more with it, but does anyone have any general advice? When should I be using the IS?
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This one was clearer:
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