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    I somehow agree with allenleonhart, unless you are doing motion blur from subject, VR/IS/OS/VC doesn't really help much in lowlight
    if you are shooting stills, a monopod would be a good choice

    but then again, after shooting the whole day with the heavy setup, the it would come in useful when you start to shake even at higher shutter speeds
    canon should just follow Nikon and only come out with the IS version. save all the dilemma

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    Sigh

    would you get 70-200mm f2.8L non-IS or 70-200mm f4L IS?

    both around the same price.
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    Default Re: is IS really that important ?

    Quote Originally Posted by noobiee View Post
    Sigh

    would you get 70-200mm f2.8L non-IS or 70-200mm f4L IS?

    both around the same price.
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    Default Re: is IS really that important ?

    I heard someone mention (about the 70-200(s) offered by Canon) this before... "Get the Best, forget the Rest", if you don't like F2.8 you could always stop down to F4. Don't like IS, just turn it off. Can you do the same with the other 3 version?

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    Above picture shoot with Canon 70-200mm IS USM Mark I

    Setting as below

    F-stop 2.8
    Shutter speed 1/30 sec
    ISO 400

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamTac View Post


    Above picture shoot with Canon 70-200mm IS USM Mark I

    Setting as below

    F-stop 2.8
    Shutter speed 1/30 sec
    ISO 400
    i feel like saying buay sharp leh LOL

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    131mm, 1/800 s, f5.6, iso 200

    55-250mm. the 1/800 is way more useful hahaha.


    my reasoning is simple.

    if subject is moving, u need around 1/200 to 1/500 for minimal blurring. UNLESS subject is slow, then i can afford to 1/60-1/100.
    Rule of thumb to remove your handholding shake is 1/focal length.

    numbers are just a guideline. its more important to know how to adapt, and how each tool might fit in.
    Last edited by allenleonhart; 11th August 2011 at 09:20 PM.

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    My personal experience is, 1/200 for walking, 1/500 for running, anything faster, at least 1/1000 (Something like clapping hands at high speed).
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    I dun think I can afford very high shutter speed in the concert with low light.

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