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Old 06-12-2012, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Canon lens Comparison/question

Hi everyone

So I am considering the Canon 70-200 F2.8.

But it come in 3 different version:

1. with USM w/o IS
2. with USM w/ IS1 (IS-I)
3. with USM w/ IS2 (IS-II)

Does anyone have these lens, is it worth it to get the IS2? I am shooting mostly indoor sport (winterguard) so I assume that I would at least need the IS, but is the IS2 necessary?

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Old 06-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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honestly, you dont really need the IS unless youre shooting at lower shutter speeds.
i shoot paintball with my non-IS and have never had a problem.

ive even heard that the IS can affect the images negatively if its an action shot.

youll also save a LOT of weight, not to mention cash, by not buying the IS versions.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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f 4 is good outdoors
f 2.8 is the indoor sports lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens Review

what are you planning on doing with shots from a 2k$ lens?

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Old 06-12-2012, 07:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just online posting mostly. My only problem with slower lens is that I can't seem to capture the shot that I wanted.

Guess i'll rent the non IS version next time and see how that goes.
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You are going to buy a 2k$ lens with the intent of giving your work away?

Interdasting business model!
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I've owned all three 2.8 versions plus the F4 non-IS version. They all produce wonderful images under the optimal conditions for each given lens. The IS versions do handle low-light conditions better than the non-IS version. The IS II version is significantly better than the IS I version in low-light conditions.

I don't want to sound like the "because it's new it has to be better" type person...but the IS II lens consistently produces images throughout the focal range in just about any lighting condition that are better than any of the other 70-200 lenses in Canon's line-up. The image quality rivals the primes in the same focal range. So much so, that I sold my 135 F2 L and rarely use the 85.

For me, the upgrade was worth the price. I use this lens in many different applications and am happy with the results. If you are shooting in low light conditions, this is the lens to have. If you are on a budget and want to save a few hundred dollars, the IS I is still a great performer in low light.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:43 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey, people do worse with paintball just to play rec games for no reward lol.
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That's true lol

Getting a quality lens is a good investment anyway - it'll hold it's resale value like a Phantom.
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Well this is not a business model more like a hobby, kind of like my Peregrine project that I play rec game with.

The reason I was asking for a comparison between the IS2 and the IS vs. the non is was because I rented the IS2 last week and was able to produce this kind of image on a 5D Mark II without using any flash:



These are the kind of image that I wanted to capture before but was never able to due to the old pentax lens that have an F stop of 4.5 -5.6.

Guess I'll save up for the IS2 then. Is there such a thing as a 75-300 with an F of 2.8 or lower?
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