I needed to shoot a commercial shot of a small piece of plumbing in our studio. This was the first time I had shot with our new 70-200 f/2.8 IS II. First I shot hand held and even though the shutter speed was 1/500th, the photo had motion blur. So then I put the camera on our tripod and took some more shots. No luck...still blurry. I couldn't figure out what was going on. But then it dawned on me....turn off the IS. Bingo. Clear photo.
So I know everyone says that IS is good. But is it only for handheld shots? Does it turn a shot that would normally be really blurry into one that's only a little bit blurry? Or can I some how actually get some sharp photos with it turned on?
I know that as I took more and more photos I would figure this out for myself, but I thought maybe someone would help with some advice.