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Old Mar 7, 2006, 8:24 AM   #1
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I am considering a telezoom. I know the optical performance of the Canon 70-200L f4 is excellent. But do you think I can exploit this lens, if I mostly shoot handheld or by support from a tree?

Do I have to consider one with IS like the 70-300IS or the 70-300 DO ISinstead?
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Old Mar 8, 2006, 12:19 AM   #2
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I donĀ“t think I can - only on lab basis or with a tripod the 70-200 L is abetter choice- butin daily use handheld - I think most people will be better off with the 70-300 IS or the 70-300 IS DO.


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Old Mar 8, 2006, 10:03 AM   #3
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Depends on your shutter speed. I need to shoot at 1/500 or higher while using my 70-200 f4. Seems strange that I can hand hold my 100-400L at lower shutter speed with IS OFF. I plan to sell mine and go for the 70-200 f2.8 IS.
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Depends on your shutter speed. I need to shoot at 1/500 or higher while using my 70-200 f4. Seems strange that I can hand hold my 100-400L at lower shutter speed with IS OFF...
Could it be the weight???
-> more mass = more inertia = less movement! A least that what I learned from Physics!

... and people complained that the f/2.8's are too heavy... :lol: :-) :G
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Iagree it is the weight which helps one get steady shots. That's why I never understood why people always want light dSLRs. More weight helps.
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Yeap!

... and people marvels at light plastic lenses with IS when what they need is a trip to the gym and substantially faster lenses - How else can one get a shallow DOF/Bokeh?
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