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70-200 F/4 IS or Non IS

 
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Mar 14, 2014 16:46 |  #16

I'd say go for IS if budget allows. There may be a day when IS will get you the shot you want and without it, you end up with a blurry picture.




  
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Mar 14, 2014 16:49 |  #17

ksjp2008 wrote in post #16758896 (external link)
does anyone here have any experience of the sigma 70-200 2.8 ?

From most overall reviews that lens is not very sharp. The Canon EF 70-200 f/4 IS is waaay sharper.

If you plan on using a tripod most of the time then IS won't be needed. If you want more use as a walk around lens then IS is required. I had the Canon IS version of the f/4 70-200 but only used it for kids sports on a tripod so I never really needed IS. I never used it for a walk-around lens because on a crop it was waaay too long and I have other lenses to use - ef 24-105, ef-s 18-200.

I'm looking at the one of the Canon 70-200 or 200mm prime f/2.8L non IS for kids sports cause I really dig the f/2.8 for much faster speeds and it'll be mounted on a tripod 100% of the time.


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Mar 14, 2014 16:56 |  #18

ksjp2008 wrote in post #16758896 (external link)
does anyone here have any experience of the sigma 70-200 2.8 ?

That was the one I owned and subsequently replaced with the f4 IS. I had the older Sigma version, f2.8 without stabilization. It's a nice lens, fast focusing, well built. But it's big and very heavy, and I never really took to it. For my purposes (outdoor sports, dogs in action, kids' activities, trips to the zoo, etc.), the f4 IS blew it out of the water. I got more keepers with my f4 IS than I ever did with the unstabilized f2.8.


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Mar 14, 2014 16:56 |  #19

f/2.8 non IS is more expensive than the f/4L IS right? For kids sports, wouldn't IS, but no tripod be a benefit? In what scenario would you be able to capture fast moving kids pivoting on your tripod? (Genuine question as I am quite noob still).

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Mar 14, 2014 17:28 |  #20

ksjp2008 wrote in post #16758691 (external link)
About half and half. And I am asking if anyone recently has a different view. Stay of the comments if you have nothing to contribute besides ignorance

So you've read 'a million' posts, have seen that there is no clear consensus - with users evenly split, yet you start yet ANOTHER thread, soliciting the 1,000,001st opinion on the subject, and I'm the ignorant one?? :rolleyes:




  
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Mar 14, 2014 18:39 |  #21

adamo99 wrote in post #16759106 (external link)
So you've read 'a million' posts, have seen that there is no clear consensus - with users evenly split, yet you start yet ANOTHER thread, soliciting the 1,000,001st opinion on the subject, and I'm the ignorant one?? :rolleyes:


It was a figure of speech . go play in the snow


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Mar 14, 2014 18:41 |  #22

I appreciate all the comments and opinions from the people who have made a worth while comment. Leave it to someone to always act like a know it all and ruin a thread with ignorance.


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Mar 14, 2014 18:44 |  #23

If you want the better lens, get the IS.
Its more sharper, has weather sealing, and IS.
I do believe its worth the extra money


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Mar 14, 2014 19:08 |  #24

ksjp2008 wrote in post #16758896 (external link)
does anyone here have any experience of the sigma 70-200 2.8 ?

I think the general opinion is that the Tamron 70-200/2.8 VC is the better buy. Myself, I went with the f4 IS and I like being able to drag the shutter and balance flash and ambient when desired.


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Mar 14, 2014 19:37 |  #25

I have the 70-200 f2.8 NON IS and one day while shooting a pair of Woodpeckers landed on the tree above my head in a very shaded area in my haste I did not bump up my ISO and I have not one sharp picture of the pair or birds since then I wished that I had the IS version cant afford it yet so I am stuck with it but in great light I am really happy with it , the reason I got it was for Auto sports that's mostly in good light ( Unless it Rains ) .


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Mar 14, 2014 19:48 |  #26

If you have problems with papers blowing around on your desk it will work great for holding them down.




  
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Mar 14, 2014 22:19 |  #27

No need for that then. Thank you


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Mar 15, 2014 08:36 |  #28

When in doubt?
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Mar 15, 2014 12:55 |  #29
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No, but I just purchased the 70-200 F4 L IS for a second time. It's a no brainer, and you are wasting people's time asking about a case shut closed long ago.




  
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Mar 15, 2014 14:23 |  #30

What's with all the bad attitude in this thread?
The guy asked a question, acknowledging that it may be boring to some, and yet some post "failed teenage gamer angst"!

Good luck with the "rebuild" KSJP.




  
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