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Old Sep 5, 2015, 1:24 PM   #1
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Default Canon 70-300 f2.8 non IS

OK besides NHL does anybody have this camera..I am still struggling to buy a tele lens..Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS..Canon 70-200 f4 IS..or Canon 70-200 f2.8 non IS...the canon 70-200 f2.8 non IS seems to be a good fit but could i use it indoors like at a zoo or home..I am sure outside I would not have a problem..Help,hehe


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If you want to use it indoors, I think you'll miss not having the stabilization and/or the f/2.8.
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Think I could get by indoors with the Canon 70-200 f4 IS or Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS a better fit..but not sure of the clarity..They say Canon is Sharper..Thanks TCav
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..but not sure of the clarity..They say Canon is Sharper..
... only just.
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...the canon 70-200 f2.8 non IS seems to be a good fit but could i use it indoors like at a zoo or home..I am sure outside I would not have a problem..Help,hehe
It all depends on what you shoot... Are you shooting actions or still?

a) If you shoot actions (i.e. moving subjects) then IS can not help you in anyway as the subjects are moving and not the camera, so you'll need to use a higher shutter speed which will cancel out IS !

b) If you shoot still then you can overcome the camera shake with a flash or brace the camera against some kind of support or tripod...

IMO photography is all about lighting (and not camera/lens). If you believe IS will solve all your problems you'll be missing out on a lot of things that'll make your pictures great.
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Think I could get by indoors with the Canon 70-200 f4 IS or Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS a better fit...
Again for indoor f/2.8 is much more useful than f/4 with IS...

f/2.8 is twice the light so you can double the shutter speed for indoor actions over f/4
-> you also gain the better DOF of an f/2.8 IMO
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Again for indoor f/2.8 is much more useful than f/4 with IS...
... and f/2.8 with IS (or OS) is much more useful than f/2.8 without it.
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Agree, I would grade them in the following order

1. Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS
2. Canon 70-200 f/2.8
3. Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS
4. Canon 70-200 f/4 IS
5. Canon 70-200 f/4
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I would bump the Sigma up a notch. It has more CA than the Canon (2.8, non-IS), but it's slightly sharper and gets a 2 to 3 stop bump from the OS.
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