Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by robz, Sep 20, 2009.
is the IS really worth it? Will i really regret not paying double and getting the IS
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
IS is great, but $500+ will get you a hell of a tripod. All depends on what you shoot
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.
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
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.
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.
Is the IS worth it? Yes.
Is the f2.8 worth it? Yes.
Is the f2.8 L IS worth it? Yes
anything more than 200 should really be on a tripod or monopod
i have the 70-200 f4L IS, and love it.
2.8 doesn't do anything for me, personally. IS really helps out
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.
If you can afford it, get the 70-200 f/2.8 IS. You won't be disappointed.
I have a 70-200 F4L, non IS, ive been thinking about unloading it
my 2.8 IS is heavy, but i don't mind