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Canon 70-200mm f/4.0 L (IS vs non-IS)

 
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Oct 09, 2013 05:57 |  #16

Canvaslove87 wrote in post #16357615 (external link)
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




  
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Oct 09, 2013 08:18 |  #17

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Oct 09, 2013 08:28 |  #18

Canvaslove87 wrote in post #16357615 (external link)
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?

No!


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Oct 09, 2013 12:53 |  #19

Canvaslove87 wrote in post #16357615 (external link)
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?

For a rough estimate, you want 1/fl for fullframe and 1/fl x crop factor for crop camera (minimum). So, 1/200 on a full frame and 1/200 x1.6 =1/320 on APS-C.


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Oct 09, 2013 13:41 |  #20

1Tanker wrote in post #16357363 (external link)
I don't know where it's a $750 difference.. it's about $650CAD+tx new, in Canada. For that, you get.. besides excellent (though noisy) IS, weather-sealing with a filter, and round aperture.. for slightly-nicer bokeh.

Because the OP said that it's a $750 difference where he/she is... $650 + tax at 13% is $734... Close to $750...




  
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Oct 09, 2013 15:17 |  #21

Thanks for all the replies. In case anyone is thinking I'm basically asking "Do I need I.S.?", that's not the case. I'm mainly curious why the site URL I linked shows that the IS version of this lens is *WAY* sharper.


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Oct 09, 2013 15:29 |  #22

smu johnson wrote in post #16358815 (external link)
Thanks for all the replies. In case anyone is thinking I'm basically asking "Do I need I.S.?", that's not the case. I'm mainly curious why the site URL I linked shows that the IS version of this lens is *WAY* sharper.

The IS version is newer. The original 70-200 f/4L's were released in 1999, whereas the latest IS version was released in 2006 with newer optics.


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Oct 09, 2013 15:36 as a reply to  @ bob_r's post |  #23

I have only tried the non IS version but I think my copy is very sharp. The focus IQ is also great and I rarely get OOF shots. I think it has to be the some of the best zoom bang for the buck ever to exist. However having said that, I want the 2.8 II version real bad.


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Oct 09, 2013 16:21 |  #24

bob_r wrote in post #16358838 (external link)
The IS version is newer. The original 70-200 f/4L's were released in 1999, whereas the latest IS version was released in 2006 with newer optics.

Ah sweet, thanks.

Looks like the clear choice is the IS version. Thank you.


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Oct 09, 2013 18:39 as a reply to  @ smu johnson's post |  #25

$200. mail in rebate on the is right now too!
I hope to get one soon.
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Oct 19, 2013 01:17 as a reply to  @ Otohp's post |  #26

I agonized over the IS vs. the non-IS version of the 70-200 F4L lens. Finally got the IS version and I'm glad I did. Have used this feature many times more than I thought I would have. Just get the IS version and you won't regret it.




  
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Oct 19, 2013 01:23 |  #27

I concur, I have the IS version, and I mainly shoot it around 1/160 second for shooting with studio strobes, and it's very sharp for what I shoot (usually some models and cosplayers for portraits). It's not bad for sports and hand-held with the IS. And it's much lighter and manageable over its F/2.8 big brother.




  
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