Xyclopx wrote in post #16600365
I suppose this qualifies as a rant, but I am getting really tired of the:
1. "I never found myself wishing I had IS on ..."
2. "IS isn't needed on ... focal lengths"
Look, to all those who think they don't need IS on ..., fine, but:
1. Not everyone has nerves of steel, and some people's fingers/hands shake more than others.
2. IS is ALWAYS helpful when shooting low shutter speeds, no matter the focal length
3. Not everyone is on a tripod 100% of the time.
4. Not everyone shoots in a studio with good lighting all the time.
5. If you're nervous, or you just got excited after running around or whatever, you will shake more.
6. You can't always brace yourself or stand still--sometimes you gotta hold the camera at an awkward angle or with arms out.
Every time the 24-70 is discussed, no matter the subject, there will always be at least one post about how IS is not needed if the thread runs longer than a page. When extra-wides are discussed, like the 16-35, it is quite likely someone will say IS is not needed. Etc.
ENOUGH ALREADY. We aren't all genetically gifted super-photographers or brain surgeons with completely perfect nerves. I am happy your hands are so perfect they do not shake. But mine do. I have issues keeping my 10-22 or 16-35 shots clean without upping ISO to astronomical levels in low light. Consider yourself very lucky you were gifted.
Why keep repeating that you don't need IS? Is it because you want to note you are better than everyone else who does? Should Canon only make lenses that fit your skill level?
For myself, I wish Canon had IS on EVERY lens. Period. It is always helpful for me. Now, I recognize it would make lenses cost more, but well, Canon can figure out what is and isn't profitable for them. But as part of a discussion thread, whether you need IS or not rarely is helpful to the topic.
Some people are better than others at anything. Some people can run 4min miles. Some people can sleep 4hr a day and be okay. Some people just need to make eye contact to get a girl's number. Great! But, IS is ALWAYS helpful to someone, if not to you.