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Canon 70-200 F2.8L vs Canon 70-200 F2.8 L IS II

 
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Oct 28, 2013 17:51 |  #16

Thank you all for your feedback, I truly appreciate it, and it looks like I have a bit to consider when making my purchase.




  
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Oct 28, 2013 18:02 |  #17

Just for comparison sake the first photo was taken from a Non-IS hand held. The second one is from the MK II, IS-Off, Hand Held also. You decide.


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Oct 28, 2013 18:15 |  #18

^^^ I dunno, bad example for non-IS?

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Oct 28, 2013 18:25 |  #19

which one.


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Oct 28, 2013 21:20 |  #20

Both of those are non-IS


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Oct 29, 2013 05:36 |  #21

I have the IS version. I really think either lens in the right hands produces amazing results. All I know is that the IS saved my bacon at the speeches on a wedding a few weeks ago. It was darker than a hobbits foot.




  
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Oct 30, 2013 12:06 as a reply to  @ Paulstw's post |  #22

Well after a lot of going back and fourth I went with the IS version. Received it today and pretty much mounted it, dialed in some quick settings and took this test shot. (no editing was done)

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I personally think it turned out ok. I literally called her name and then took the shot. (I'm pretty sure she has ADHD)



  
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Oct 30, 2013 13:08 |  #23

Have you considered renting both and trying them for yourself?


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Oct 30, 2013 15:32 |  #24

Turn your 70-200 2.8 into IS by buying a monopod.




  
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Oct 30, 2013 16:38 |  #25

rummycoke wrote in post #16411530 (external link)
Turn your 70-200 2.8 into IS by buying a monopod.

Kind of too late as he already bought an IS version.


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Oct 30, 2013 17:40 |  #26

Monopods control up and down movement, but don't correct for front to back or side to side movement, as a tripod does.




  
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Oct 30, 2013 17:48 |  #27

dclary wrote in post #16411815 (external link)
Monopods control up and down movement, but don't correct for front to back or side to side movement, as a tripod does.

I don't know.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=OXphjHpD6ps (external link)

I do these all the time.


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Oct 30, 2013 21:38 |  #28

Yeah, a monopod is an extremely versatile camera support accessory.


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