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Aug 04, 2013 16:34 |  #31

If I always have a tripod, is IS a necessity?


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Aug 04, 2013 18:08 |  #32

If you always USE a tripod, IS is not a necessity.


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Aug 04, 2013 19:55 |  #33
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bob_r wrote in post #16181119 (external link)
If you always USE a tripod, IS is not a necessity.

Not true. Depends on his stable the platform the tripod is resting on. I've shot tripod shots from docks that had vibration caused by the waves




  
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Aug 04, 2013 21:26 as a reply to  @ post 16165759 |  #34

I agree with Chrismarriott. I recently got my first "L" lens the 70-200mm f4 IS and I couldn't be happier. It is smaller and easier to carry than the 2.8 and the image quality is phenomenal. I wish I had gotten this lens sooner. It is amazing


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Aug 05, 2013 02:58 |  #35

Luta13 wrote in post #16180827 (external link)
Beat me to it. That is an excellent, excellent lens and can be shot at 2.8 with great results. IQ is sharper than IS version I and on par with IS II version.

The non-IS 2.8 isn't as sharp as the mk2...


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Aug 05, 2013 16:59 |  #36

chrismarriott66 wrote in post #16182076 (external link)
The non-IS 2.8 isn't as sharp as the mk2...

I'm sure you will find a chart on the interweb somewhere that will point to the IS II being slightly sharper. But I have shot both and there is no discernible difference. The non-IS is clinical sharp and heavily used by pros shooting action sports. For the OP's purposes, an excellent choice.


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