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Swap 70-200 f4 IS for 2.8 non IS

 
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Dec 28, 2011 14:38 |  #1

As the title implies, im looking at swapping my beloved 70-200 f/4L IS for its f/2.8 non IS cousin. How many of you have done similar? Did you find yourself missing the IS heaps or was it ok? I have turned the IS off to try get a feel and think i'd be ok, but with the added weight im not so sure.

I am keeping my eyes out for a 2.8 IS mk I, however, the mk II is way out of my budget so please dont suggest it.

Any thoughts on this?




  
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Dec 28, 2011 14:41 |  #2

Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS - best bang for one's budget when money matters more than IQ.


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Dec 28, 2011 14:42 |  #3

Post your trade in the classified section...




  
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Dec 28, 2011 14:44 |  #4

I think you're really going to miss the IS.


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Dec 28, 2011 14:49 |  #5

i'd get the sigma 2.8 os..it's better than then 2.8 non is.



  
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Dec 28, 2011 14:59 |  #6

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As the title implies, im looking at swapping my beloved 70-200 f/4L IS for its f/2.8 non IS cousin. How many of you have done similar? Did you find yourself missing the IS heaps or was it ok? I have turned the IS off to try get a feel and think i'd be ok, but with the added weight im not so sure.
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I am keeping my eyes out for a 2.8 IS mk I, however, the mk II is way out of my budget so please dont suggest it.

Man, I'd never go to a telephoto lens without an IS feature on it. its just... needed.


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Dec 28, 2011 15:00 |  #7

Simpleboy wrote in post #13611007 (external link)
As the title implies, im looking at swapping my beloved 70-200 f/4L IS for its f/2.8 non IS cousin. How many of you have done similar? Did you find yourself missing the IS heaps or was it ok? I have turned the IS off to try get a feel and think i'd be ok, but with the added weight im not so sure.

I am keeping my eyes out for a 2.8 IS mk I, however, the mk II is way out of my budget so please dont suggest it.

Any thoughts on this?

You should be able to answer this question yourself by looking through what you've shot. What conditions are you using the tele in, and what are the corresponding shutter speeds? Do you need the extra stop of speed, and assuming you're in a marginal light situation, will your photos still be acceptable with reduced DoF from shooting at 2.8?




  
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Dec 28, 2011 15:09 as a reply to  @ HeaTransfer's post |  #8

  • I need IS for many of my photos
  • Smaller, lighter f/4.0 suits my kit better
  • The IQ of the f/4 IS is excellent (yes, the 2.8 II is better)
Changing to the non-IS 2.8 would not be a significant improvement for me

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Dec 28, 2011 15:12 |  #9

Trading a sharper lens with IS for an older design without. Sorry couldnt do it. If you really want a faster lens, get a fast prime.




  
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Dec 28, 2011 15:14 |  #10

70-200f2.8L has one advantage, its parfocal so is very good for video...


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