Thanks! What are your thoughts about shooting at 200mm but with a higher shutter speed? Maybe around 1/200 without IS. Is that fast enough to be considered sharp handheld?
Depends on how steady your hands are really. Plus depends on what you are trying to capture.
For me, 1/200 would be a bit too slow. For wild life and birds I try to get over. 1/640 and for sports I try for over 1/800. For stationary subjects and portraits you could probably get away with 1/200 if you are rock steady