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Want the 70-200mm II but can't justify the cost?

 
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Sep 24, 2010 20:26 |  #76

Or you could get the Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS.


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Sep 24, 2010 20:27 |  #77

I can't justify the cost either, but I just ordered one. :)


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Oct 01, 2010 08:48 |  #78

Dr.Pete wrote in post #10973321 (external link)
I can't justify the cost either, but I just ordered one. :)

You'll be very happy with the purchase. I love mine. The only downside is the weight, but you'll get over that pretty quick once you start seeing the quality of your photos.

Congratulations!


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Oct 01, 2010 11:38 |  #79

Danja Dave wrote in post #10934069 (external link)
My understanding was that the f/2.8 IS MK I had the standard 3-stop IS which control shake in the horizontal and vertical axis only, that the f/4 IS had a similar system, but could correct for up to 4 stops, and the f/2.8 IS MK II had an even newer system (same as in the 100mm f/2.8 L macro) which was a 4-stop correction in all three axis.

Canon used to call this "hybrid image stabilisation" on the 100L, and I seem to recall hearing this was what they put in the 70-200 MK II.

Yea Im not 100% sure, but I really dont think the 100L and the 70-200 2.8 IS II have the same IS system. I owned the 100L for about a week and was very turned off by the build quality and one of the major concerns I had was the way the IS system seemed to flop around inside the barrel of the lens when it was unmounted. I had never seen that before and others confirmed that theirs does it too. My 70-200 2.8 IS II doesnt NOTHING of this sort. Nor have any of my other IS lenses.

Twister286 wrote in post #10935689 (external link)
Nopes...According to Canon USA's website, only the 100L has H-IS

"Normal" IS will correct, depending on its generation, anywhere from 2 (28-135IS-USM) to 4 (70-200/2.8 MkII) stops of angular camera shake about the horizontal and vertical axis.

Hybrid (the 100L version) IS will correct for 4 stops of angular and lateral shake about the horizontal and vertical axis.

You cannot really stabilise against the axis that runs through the centroid of the lens barrel (forward-backward direction) because it will need moving the elements back-and-forth rather than left-right...and when you do that, it's a case of changing the focus as well...

Well done. I thought it was a different system! Hopefully that 100L is the LAST lens they use that Hybrid IS system in! I just dont like or trust it!

Dr.Pete wrote in post #10973321 (external link)
I can't justify the cost either, but I just ordered one. :)

Ha ha! Nice! I like your style!


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