A&P OKay decided to pull the trigger on the 70-200

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  1. robz

    robz OT Supporter

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    is the IS really worth it? Will i really regret not paying double and getting the IS
     
  2. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I have a 70-200/4L

    I think there have been more times for me where the 2.8 would have been a more important addition than IS
     
  3. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    IS is great, but $500+ will get you a hell of a tripod. All depends on what you shoot
     
  4. derekOT

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    I use the sigma 70-200 f/2.8 for canon and I have found it to be an absolutely excellent optic

    So far the shooting I have done with it has been fast action sports and I haven't needed the IS or even Canon's non-IS L series lens. It is simply that good.

    With that said however, it is inevitable that I will move up to the 70-200 IS because i know there will be times such as candid shooting or portraiture where IS will be a life saver and carrying around a tripod will be far too cumbersome.

    Personally, I would think it comes down to what type of shooting you plan to do with it. If it is sports where all the action will be well over 1/400 you won't need it. If it is for people/portraiture/panning you will probalby be wishing you had it.
     
  5. insomnia

    insomnia New Member

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    pretty much :werd:

    i've used it a few times in low light with good success, but most of the time i shoot faster than i need it for. going to try out some panning with it for the first time next weekend though :x:
     
  6. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    I have the non-IS 2.8L Canon 70-200 and there is the occasion where I wouldn't mind having IS, but more than not I don't mind not having it.
     
  7. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    My opinion is that IS isn't needed for anything 200m and under. I mostly shoot action.....and typically shoot between 1/100 and 1/250 while panning, and have great luck with the f4 non-IS. Like someone else said....the extra f-stop in the f2.8 would have been useful a time or two, but over all I love the f4.
     
  8. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Is the IS worth it? Yes.
    Is the f2.8 worth it? Yes.
    Is the f2.8 L IS worth it? Yes
     
  9. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    lulz
    anything more than 200 should really be on a tripod or monopod
     
  10. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i have the 70-200 f4L IS, and love it.

    2.8 doesn't do anything for me, personally. IS really helps out
     
  11. EWhytsell

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    I have the 70-200 F2.8 without IS and so far I don't regret it. I can hand hold pretty well and anything lower than hand held shutter speeds is gonna show subject motion for the most part.
     
  12. aCab

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    If you can afford it, get the 70-200 f/2.8 IS. You won't be disappointed.
     
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    I have a 70-200 F4L, non IS, ive been thinking about unloading it :o
     
  14. Doodie head

    Doodie head i have no legs

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    my 2.8 IS is heavy, but i don't mind
     

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