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Thread: How useful and usable is IS/VR ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sequitur
    as for speed of releasing IS lenses...

    i personally think canon has enough IS lenses.

    70-200 IS
    300 2.8/4 IS
    400 2.8 IS
    500 4 IS
    600 4 IS

    there's IS all the way from 70mm to 600mm.
    Its all the way from 28mm to 600mm. You forgot the 28-135 IS and the 28-300L IS USM with the latest generation IS.

    As for IS and tripod use, I have found that this is something that you have to test out for yourself based on the tripod/head/body/lens combination you have. Don't rely on what others say as the answer may be different for you.

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    Well, I do not own IS lens now so I am not sure it is worth the effort/money to switch lens. That's why I initiate this thread. I only take slides (Velvia, Provia 400F on 2 bodies) when I travel (3 lenses: 50/1.8, 90/2.8 and 24-85 3.5-4.5). I am not interested in long lenses like 70-200 f/2.8L IS or 100-400 IS or 300IS because they are too heavy. However, a lightweight IS prime lens between 90-200 or a 70-200 f4 IS would be very good indeed.

    Note it is easy to walk around and shoot with long lenses under dim light and prove that IS is useful. What I want to see is some good travel photos (within the focal length of 24-180mm) taken with IS/VR lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkiat
    Well, I do not own IS lens now so I am not sure it is worth the effort/money to switch lens. That's why I initiate this thread. I only take slides (Velvia, Provia 400F on 2 bodies) when I travel (3 lenses: 50/1.8, 90/2.8 and 24-85 3.5-4.5). I am not interested in long lenses like 70-200 f/2.8L IS or 100-400 IS or 300IS because they are too heavy. However, a lightweight IS prime lens between 90-200 or a 70-200 f4 IS would be very good indeed.

    Note it is easy to walk around and shoot with long lenses under dim light and prove that IS is useful. What I want to see is some good travel photos (within the focal length of 24-180mm) taken with IS/VR lenses.

    try luminous-landscape.com then. travel photos taken with IS lenses are there.

    look, light and easy to walk around must be taken into context. for e.g., for the luminous landscape review dudes, the 70-200 2.8 IS is LIGHT. 300 2.8 is LIGHT. what classifies as heavy will probably be like 500 f4 or something.

    take it into context. if you're really looking for a light prime with IS, 300 f4 IS is the lightest you can go.. around 1.1kg. and i think it's a very good weight to hold. i've tried one.

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