So what really is the advantage of the IS on this lens?
I own the non IS and use it exclusively on a monopod. I have never had any issues and the image quality is beyond expectations. It is nicer than the 300 F2.8 ED Nikkor I used to use.
So why upgrade to an IS version? I was under the impression that IS on a mono or tripod was not recommended.....do folks use this thing hand held that much? Just curious.....