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70-200 F4 IS or non IS

 
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Oct 28, 2009 23:28 as a reply to  @ post 8914355 |  #61

Yeah I know the pricing is skewed in favour of the NON IS, unfortunately that's what work offers them for.. not that I can't get the IS for less elsewhere, it's merely the convenience factor of getting at the office.

I do own a tripod, and had considered getting a monopod, however I will rarely bust it out to do non-set pieces or while I'm patiently waiting something very specific, so I'll probably still get the IS version........eventua​lly ;)


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Oct 28, 2009 23:34 |  #62

I'm in the same situation (with getting them at work, etc). $650 for non-IS, $1195 for IS. Probably going with the IS...


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Oct 28, 2009 23:37 |  #63

Get the IS version for sure.




  
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Oct 28, 2009 23:39 |  #64

IS all the way... I have the NON IS and I'm looking to upgrade...


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Nov 07, 2009 01:54 |  #65

Yipee! Won an IS version on eBay lastnight to replace my non-IS. Just changed my signature to add "IS" to the kit list (now, if only it were an f2.8! Just kidding, the buck stops here!).


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Nov 07, 2009 02:14 |  #66

FSRobT wrote in post #8778364 (external link)
Right now I have a 55-250 IS, but I'd like to upgrade to a 70-200 F4 L.

try to OFF the IS of the 55-250 then shoot @ range 70-200
then decide if you need the IS or not.


but for sure you will need it.


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Nov 07, 2009 02:19 |  #67

A total noob in photography ( I started in August this year ) + a 50D + 70-200f/4 IS mode 2 =

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I really love this lens :)

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Nov 09, 2009 17:22 |  #68

70-200mm F4L IS




  
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Nov 09, 2009 19:27 |  #69

FSRobT wrote in post #8778364 (external link)
Right now I have a 55-250 IS, but I'd like to upgrade to a 70-200 F4 L.


I know it's still a good lens, I've asked before, but I guess what it comes down to, is should I just wait and get the IS version or not?

I got the non IS one. To me it's just as sharp and the lack of IS never bothers me. That's me, because I can't afford the IS version..:D


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Nov 09, 2009 19:57 |  #70

With or without it's a great lens. The only problem after is you will be second guessing yourself if you should've bought the 2.8 instead


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Nov 09, 2009 20:06 |  #71

Starved wrote in post #8986581 (external link)
With or without it's a great lens. The only problem after is you will be second guessing yourself if you should've bought the 2.8 instead

Have NEVER second guessed about the 2.8 version. Looking at the photos from the 4.0 IS, I've never wondered if the 2.8 would be better for me--of course, I don't use it much in dimly lit rooms with lots of movement. I'm still blown away by the quality and by the IS--it works in other lenses I've owned, but in this lens it really shines!


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Nov 09, 2009 20:09 |  #72

Sibil wrote in post #8783296 (external link)
You may want to search more on the IQ difference between the non-IS and IS versions. From everything I've read, the IQ of the IS version is better than non-IS. So the decision might also come down to IQ, besides IS.

The IS version is a number of years newer in design, which no doubt is a factor. It's also newer than the f/2.8 IS.


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Nov 09, 2009 20:10 |  #73

Starved wrote in post #8986581 (external link)
With or without it's a great lens. The only problem after is you will be second guessing yourself if you should've bought the 2.8 instead

Nahhhh....

The f2.8 version is much larger and heavier. Size matters. haha


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Nov 09, 2009 21:20 |  #74

That 70-200 f/4 IS is just a terrific lens.



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Nov 09, 2009 21:41 |  #75

better option, find a deal used.. case closed most people with the is lens know how to treat one. also will bring your gap closer.




  
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