johnf3f wrote in post #18300049
Why wouldn't 1/40 at 85mm not work? Even Matchstick Arms (me!) is quite happy at 1/250 with my Canon 800mm hand held and I can usually get away with 1/160 at a push. Though I did manage 1/50 sec with a 100-400 Mk2 + 1.4 extender on a 7D2 (roughly 900mm FOV) I wouldn't recommend it! Though the shots without IS were sharper - no surprise there!
My short lenses are the 16-35 F4 L IS, 24-70 F2.8 L V2 100 F2.8 Macro and 300 F2.8 L IS - I rarely bother looking at shutter speeds unless conditions are getting silly, do not use IS and have rarely lost a shot to shutter speed. Just hold the lens steady and all is fine.
A little practice and technique will easily render sharp shots at 1/2 FL speeds or so. Below that IS/VR etc might have a use?
I an not having a go but relatively slow shutter speeds are not really an issue for me, or many photographers that I know well. Are we doing something different?
Yes, yes your are!!! I put it in bold for you.
I can hold things steady enough on bright days where my shutter speeds are up there over 1/1000. I do all the right body stuff... feet spread apart, elbows tucked in, etc. I chalk it up to old age, but perhaps I should rethink it all.
Btw, John, the shots I got with IS off were just as good as the ones with the IS on.... but as I mentioned earlier, I got much closer to the 10 fps spec of the 1D IV. I'm going to shoot my next outing with IS off completely for the whole time and compare previous outings. I was going to note when I turned the IS off in a notebook, but in the excitement of the shoot, I forgot. For the record, I did bring both notebook and pen.
Kim (the male variety) Canon 1DX2 | 1D IV | 16-35 f/4 IS | 24-105 f/4 IS | 100L IS macro | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II | 100-400Lii | 50 f/1.8 STM | Canon 1.4X III
RRS tripod and monopod | 580EXII | Cinch 1 & Loop 3 Special Edition | Editing Encouraged