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Oct 31, 2016 16:59 |  #31

This is the X-S1 I borrowed that I have been hand holding with IS off without shake above 1/500sec, take no notice of the tripod, i dont use for aircraft.

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Nov 01, 2016 00:44 |  #32

ebiggs wrote in post #18170802 (external link)
At one time believe it or not, no lens had IS or VC or whatever. We got along just fine. Some of us are old enough to remember those days.

Indeed. The good old Canon 400/5.6 is still in production, has no IS, and is a great lens for the price.


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Nov 02, 2016 00:38 |  #33

depends on the person. frankly I would not own a long lens without IS. stabilization just makes a lens more versatile and ups the keeper rate.


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Nov 02, 2016 11:28 |  #34

ed rader wrote in post #18173505 (external link)
depends on the person.

... and the price :)


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Nov 02, 2016 16:21 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #35

I agree in the case of the Canon 100-400 Mk2 - for me IS is essential with this lens due to it's poor handling in my hands. This is a pity as it is an excellent lens otherwise. Needing the IS for static subjects is a pain as I have to keep turning it on and off when things get moving - still the new Mode 3 IS is much better so I can live with it.

On my other lenses I prefer IS not to be installed in the first place and have enquired (with Canon Elstree) about the practicalities of having it removed on my 300 and 800mm lenses - unfortunately it's not an option. So IS is OFF and stays there, the "Hit Rate" is noticeably higher down to 1/250 sec with the 800 hand held and IS is not needed when it's on a tripod. If the light is so bad that I can't get better than 1/250 sec with an F5.6 telephoto lens then it's time to home, or the pub:-)


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Nov 02, 2016 16:34 |  #36

I routinely use a 300 2.8 without IS, and often throw a 1.4 TC on it covering sports. It took some time to develop the skill but it's entirely possible to get great results with. Even the 150-600C I regularly use without the OS on to save battery and reduce the odds of inducing an OS related malfuction if I'm taking it on and off to add the TC. If I can keep my shutter speed at 1/(2xFocal length) I'm usually good, though I prefer to stay at 1/1250 for action sports, and I'm most at ease in the 1/2000 or better on a sunny day covering baseball.


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