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Yarrgh... Talk me out of buying a 70-200 f4 IS and into buying the non-IS

 
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Oct 15, 2009 02:12 |  #1

Here is the situation: I have the cash to get a 70-200 4L USM, but I reeeeally want the IS... So you need to convince me that the IS isn't worth the extra cash. ;)

(I won't even consider the 2.8 version because of the size and weight.)


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Oct 15, 2009 02:14 |  #2

i don't think it will happen.
dont be impatient and take a loss in the long run.




  
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Oct 15, 2009 02:17 |  #3

If you don't get the IS, you'll always be sorry IMO.


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Oct 15, 2009 02:26 as a reply to  @ Bear Dale's post |  #4

Well... Damn. This isn't going as expected. :p


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Oct 15, 2009 02:29 |  #5

Rocktoe wrote in post #8825434 (external link)
Here is the situation: I have the cash to get a 70-200 4L USM, but I reeeeally want the IS... So you need to convince me that the IS isn't worth the extra cash. ;)

(I won't even consider the 2.8 version because of the size and weight.)

Nope. I'm not gonna do it. Get IS, get IS, get IS, get IS...:p


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Oct 15, 2009 02:32 |  #6

Save for the IS version. You won't regret it.


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Oct 15, 2009 02:36 |  #7

If you are going to only use it outdoors in bright conditions then you really dont NEED the IS. But if you arent, f/4 without IS could turn out to be not enough to prevent motion/camera blur.

Personally, i had the money to buy the 2.8 IS (or 4 IS), but decided i didnt need the IS and went with the 2.8 NON-IS


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Oct 15, 2009 02:45 |  #8

Get the IS, I for one regretted getting the Non...


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Oct 15, 2009 02:47 |  #9

This shows the two lenses side by side and you can see the IQ of the IS is better then the non-IS version. Once you get to this page, place your mouse on the picture and see it change from the left non-IS lens to the right IS lens. I was in the same boat as you and after comparing the 2.8 IS VS 2.8 non-IS as well as the 4.0 IS VS 4.0 non-IS I can see the 4.0 IS has the best IQ out of them all. So I'm going to get the 4.0 IS this month. http://www.the-digital-picture.com …&FLI=0&API=0&Le​nsComp=404 (external link)

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Oct 15, 2009 02:48 |  #10

Beg, borrow or steal but get the IS.


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Oct 15, 2009 02:50 |  #11

I used to have the non-IS version, it was good but not great. Later switched to the IS, and it is the most stunning lens I've used. IS turned the lens from a sleeper to one which gave me 90%+ keepers. The IS version is clearly sharper and resolves better than the old one.




  
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Oct 15, 2009 03:13 as a reply to  @ kraterz's post |  #12

Aww, alright... I give up, I'll save up some more and get the IS. :)


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Oct 15, 2009 03:22 |  #13

do it, you wont regret it


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Oct 15, 2009 03:24 |  #14

Get the IS version for sure ...




  
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Oct 15, 2009 03:28 |  #15

I got the IS version and I don't know how I would do without it ( shaky hands ).


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