A&P Help me choose some good glass v.tele

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  1. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Upgrading from a 300D to a 20D. Now I need some glass. I want a good lens for my action shots, which primarily consist of remote control cars, and various other types of racing (drag racing, NASCAR, etc). This lens will be used primarily for this type of shooting, while some at night, mostly during the day. Here is what I have on the table so far........feel free to provide feedback for any and all, or add an additional lens to the list:

    EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

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    EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM

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    EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS

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  2. 00soul

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    EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
     
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  4. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    :werd: its my most used lens. at first i had a hard time with the money but i use it more than anything else and its an AMAZING lens
     
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    canonshooter New Member

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    if you are shooting photos of fast moving objects a lens with IS is not necessary.. you will need to have a fast shutter speed to freeze the action anyways.
     
  6. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    My primary shooting style for my choice of subjects uses panning.

    With that said......whats everyones take on that subject? IS or no IS?
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    all 3 lenses posted have IS.....so...i guess go with IS :dunno:
     
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    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    Meaning the "non" IS versions of those lenses as well......
     
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    If you're gonna do action shots (fast shutter speed), you aren't gonna be experiencing any sort of blurry pics from shaky hands. That said, you might as well get the non-IS. If you think you're gonna do portraiture or something that doesn't move fast, get the IS.
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    i say, if you have the means, go with IS...you may end up needing it some time no matter what you think you will be shooting...
     
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    Do not buy that stupid rippoff f/4 IS.

    The 2.8 IS is ftw.


    I want the 100-400 though.
     
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    2.8IS>2.8>4IS>4

    should be simple enough :dunno: Thats a pretty broad price range... how much cash do you have?
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    if you want any decent type of action shot of vehicles, you'll be using a slow shutter speed to not stop the action. mode 2 IS to pan ftw

    go with the 2.8L IS since the 2.8 will come in handy for non automotive action shots. 1 full stop faster, more background blur than the 4.0, quicker AF in low lighting.
     
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