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Does the image stabilization function of Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS work well?

 
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Feb 10, 2014 08:01 |  #1
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Does the image stabilization function of Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM work well? (not worse than the very expensive Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM).

While Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 USM lacks IS and Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM is extremey expensive. A used Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM will be a good choice? (has IS and not so expensive)




  
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Feb 10, 2014 08:50 |  #2

Is the IS of the 2.8L equal to that of the 2.8L II? No, the 2.8L has ~3 stops versus ~4 stops of the 2.8L II. The IS of the first generation is still very capable in it's own right. I've had both lenses and used them in all sorts of situations.


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Feb 10, 2014 17:56 |  #3

Yes I have this lens and the IS is just fine. True the newer versions offer theoretically better stabilization but I find even the original 2 stop IS (300 F4 IS) more than adequate.


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Feb 10, 2014 17:59 |  #4

My mark I stabilizes very well. I'm not sure the mark II improvements are worth the $1000 difference to what I paid. As has been pointed out many times, my lens did not suddenly become unusable when the mark II was released. ;) If you get a good price on it, it's definitely a fine value and will take great pictures.


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Feb 10, 2014 18:38 |  #5
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GregDunn wrote in post #16679526 (external link)
My mark I stabilizes very well. I'm not sure the mark II improvements are worth the $1000 difference to what I paid. As has been pointed out many times, my lens did not suddenly become unusable when the mark II was released. ;) If you get a good price on it, it's definitely a fine value and will take great pictures.

Thank, but The owner of my favourite camera store said : "now all used copies of 70-200mm f/2.8 l is usm are older than (or equal to) 4 years; and many copies are 7-8 years old". Can a 6-8 years old lens be still good?




  
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Feb 10, 2014 19:06 |  #6

Yes it can still be a good lens. If it's going to fail it's going to fail. You have to keep in mind that the majority of lenses that come up for sale are usually well cared for owned by hobbyists barely putting them through their paces. These lenses are built like tanks, just like many other Canon lenses. If you look around you'll see people on the boards with lenses 15 to 20 years old focusing without skipping a beat.


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Feb 10, 2014 23:40 |  #7

3Rotor wrote in post #16679659 (external link)
Yes it can still be a good lens. If it's going to fail it's going to fail. You have to keep in mind that the majority of lenses that come up for sale are usually well cared for owned by hobbyists barely putting them through their paces.

This. I looked mine over quite carefully before buying; I had a choice between one with lots of little chips and worn spots on the finish (and some wear on the mount) and one which had clearly been babied. It came with a 6 month warranty from the store and has been trouble free through many hundreds of shots over the last year. It needed microadjustment but is very consistent. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a high end lens like this from a local dealer, even not knowing who had owned it before. In fact, a couple of pros advised me to specifically look for this model when the mark II came out, as they knew a lot of them would go up for sale lightly used.

I would go so far as to say that it's superior to my f/4 which I bought brand new.


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When I asked to my favourite camera store owner (female) that: Can a 6-8 years old lens be still good? She said: many 80-200mm f/2.8 l and 28-70mm f/2.8 still working good now. Does she right?




  
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Feb 12, 2014 17:01 |  #9

I used to have one of these:
http://www.canon.com …photo/ef_400_28​l_usm.html (external link)

Last I heard (2013) it was going fine and still producing wonderful images.


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Feb 13, 2014 10:04 |  #10

5D3ismydream wrote in post #16679613 (external link)
Thank, but The owner of my favourite camera store said : "now all used copies of 70-200mm f/2.8 l is usm are older than (or equal to) 4 years; and many copies are 7-8 years old". Can a 6-8 years old lens be still good?

No, lenses rot from the inside out... Sort of like bananas. :rolleyes:

Here's what they can look like after 60 or 80 years...

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I'm expecting my 70-200/2.8L IS USM that I bought in 2001 to completely melt down any day now. But I'm ready... got a 70-200/4L IS USM as backup.

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Feb 13, 2014 12:21 |  #11

My 70-200 2.8L IS II is tack sharp every time.


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