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Canon 70-200 L USM f2.8 or Canon 70-200 L IS USM f2.8 ?

 
FR33DY
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Feb 11, 2010 23:49 |  #1

Hey everybode,

I have go to buy Canon 70-200 L f2.8 or Canon 70-200 L IS f2.8 ? Please explain and why?
I so very much like to shots with portret and sport.

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Feb 12, 2010 03:23 |  #2

For sports you wouldn't use the IS, that's for the still subjects, so the non-IS version would be perfectly good. For portraits though, photographers tend to choose the IS version. I'd say if you have the money go with the IS, you can always turn it off when shooting sports, and have it on when taking portraits.


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Feb 12, 2010 06:25 |  #3

I have the IS and there isn't any difference in quality between the two, but the 'hit' rate will be far better, REGARDLESS of what you are shooting.
Go for the IS, you will only wish you had gone for it later on.


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Feb 12, 2010 06:40 |  #4

400D has limited ISO (compared to 7D, 5D or other higher end cameras) the IS is very useful indoors for low light. You can shoot 1/60 or so handheld at ISO1600, nearly impossible without IS.

But if you are using a flash that doesn't matter so much. You can get a 85mm f/1.8 or something to use in low light.


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Feb 12, 2010 06:47 |  #5

Ok thanks for info, I'll get 70-200 L IS USM, after I want to buy only body 7D. I hope will good working. :)


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RIP: Canon EOS 400D + BG-E3 & Canon EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6 & Tamron SP AF 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di II LD & Tamron AF 70-300 f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2

  
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Feb 12, 2010 07:10 as a reply to  @ FR33DY's post |  #6

Well, the current version of the 70-200 f/2.8 IS will be $1,800 USD vs. $1,300 for the non-IS version as I am sure you are aware. Mint copies of the non-IS version can be purchased on Craigslist for as little as $800. The IS version tends not to be discounted much from its list price - maybe down to $1,500. (Of course version II of the IS model is about to be released for sale - so, once that happens, possibly the original IS version may come down some on the used market).

If you are planning to use a tripod for your portraits anyway, there is little reason to get the IS version if sports and tripod mounted portraits are your primary uses.

With the $500 to $700 you save by getting the non-IS version you could get a better walk around lens (I assume you have the original 18-55 kit lens without IS). For less than $200 you could get the IS version of that lens or get a Tamron 17-50 with or without IS (VC) or a Canon 15-85 IS.

There will, however, likely be plenty of reasons to get the 70-200 f/2.8 with IS - the two you mentioned, however, may not be among them.




  
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Feb 12, 2010 07:15 |  #7

Eastport wrote in post #9594679 (external link)
Well, the current version of the 70-200 f/2.8 IS will be $1,800 USD vs. $1,300 for the non-IS version as I am sure you are aware. Mint copies of the non-IS version can be purchased on Craigslist for as little as $800. The IS version tends not to be dsicounted much from its list price - maybe down to $1,500. (Of course version II of the IS model is about to be released for sale - so, once that happens, possibly the original IS version may come down some on the used market).

If you are planning to use a tripod for your portraits anyway, there is little reason to get the IS version if sports and tripod mounted portraits are your primary uses.

With the $500 to $700 you save by getting the non-IS version you could get a better walk around lens (I assume you have the original 18-55 kit lens without IS). For less than $200 you could get the IS version of that lens or get a Tamron 17-50 with or without IS (VC) or a Canon 15-85 IS.

There will, however, likely be plenty of reasons to get the 70-200 f/2.8 with IS - the two you mentioned, however, may not be among them.

Yes, that's was true what you said me. Ok I buy 70-200mm L non-IS and 28-135mm IS USM ? I'll wait you answer me


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RIP: Canon EOS 400D + BG-E3 & Canon EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6 & Tamron SP AF 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di II LD & Tamron AF 70-300 f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2

  
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Feb 12, 2010 08:44 as a reply to  @ FR33DY's post |  #8

The 28-135 IS is a decent walkaround lens. Since it is part of several kits (40D, 50D, 7D) and the folks who buy the kit spend only $200 to include that lens, you can usually pick up a used copy of Craigslist for $250 or even less. Do not buy it new for $400. Some people try to get up to $350 for the copy they paid $200 for so be careful.

The used copies will frequently be advertised as NIB (new in box, never used). Look for those.

If you are happy with the non-IS 18-55 kit lens you have, then, yes, it makes more sense to pick up the 28-135 IS (make sure you get the IS version and not the 28-105 non-IS) rather than a faster walkaround such as the Tamron 17-50 .




  
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Feb 12, 2010 09:03 |  #9

Search function.


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Feb 12, 2010 17:17 as a reply to  @ moemoe6434's post |  #10

IS improve handheld-ablity in ALL situations, has nothing to do with what you shoot. So get IS if you can afford it. IS definitely does help in sport too, you will have more handheld keeper.


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