A&P Question about Canon's IS

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  1. David

    David New Member

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    I rented a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM from Glazer's Camera in Seattle, WA. I've never used a lens with IS and it didnt come with a manual, nor could I find one online. What is the difference between IS mode I and II? And is there anything I should know about this lens before i go shooting the Blue Angels tomorrow?
     
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    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    Mode I is full stabilization, Mode II is for panning and is only horizontal stabilization I think. It might be vertical only, I can't remember, but it is for panning shots.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    What does the first switch on the lens do? It says 1.4m-infinity and 2.5m-infinity.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    it limits the focusing distance range

    so if you are only shooting things that are far away, narrow down the focusing range from 1.4m to 2.5m-infinity

    it will cut down on the distance the lens' focusing groups have to move to grab focus

    when your lens is 'hunting' it will have less travel to hunt across
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    holy smokes, those are some rude tittays in your av
     
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    :werd:
     
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    Thanks! That makes a lot of sense. :eek3:
     
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    lets see teh results. I missed seafair for a wedding on orcas island, but got to shoot some blue angels on thursday's afternoon practice
     
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    are you really going to need IS while shooting the sky? i think you'll have enough light...

    :dunno:
     
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    cant get them converted from RAW until august 14th when i get back home
     
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    For prop planes it is helpful to slow the shutter a bit to give the propeller the in-motion look and IS helps with this.

    For jets, not so much.
     

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