Canon 100-400 is L - learning to use IS?
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    Canon 100-400 is L - learning to use IS?

    by kiwiklicks » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:10 pm

    Hi Guys,
    Recently bought a 100-400 L IS 2.5-5.6 lens,
    I brought it with the idea of great zoom length for motorsports.
    Attached to my 40D i am trying to get in some lessons.
    I believe that the IS is no advantage to me if i am shooting a moving object?.
    With IS mode 2 , it stabilises Panninig shots , but will it work on a car coming 100km straight on at you.
    Anyone with experinece in the feild on this one?
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    by wulos » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:36 pm

    Canon IS has 2 stabilisation modes.
    Mode1 iirc stabilises in both horizontal, AND vertical directions. Whilst Mode2 stabilises in the vertical direction only, making it more ideal for panning.
    You can 'feel / hear' the IS cutting in, if you are sensitive to it, however it is not a magic pill, that will miraculously mean every shot you take will be pinsharp. You still need good technique in order to get the most out of it. Stick with it though as the 100-400 is a great lens - I've thought about adding one to my kit, but not so sure about the push/pull type zoom.
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    by Karrossa » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:57 pm

    wulos wrote:Stick with it though as the 100-400 is a great lens - I've thought about adding one to my kit, but not so sure about the push/pull type zoom.


    I absolutely love the 100-400 and actually prefer the push pull on a larger zoom.
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    by Sir Tristram » Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:23 pm

    Actually I love my 100-400, I use it on 70% of my model shots.

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    by kiwiklicks » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:56 pm

    I prefer the push pull over my twist 70-200 f4.
    Great for fast zooming
    does mode 2 work with objects moving forward toward you , or will it fault.
    I have tried panning and i get good results at 300mm with shutter around 200/se-250/sec moving sideways.
    I aim is to stop a drag car in motion so it is sharp at the bonnet but the wheels still have a small amount of motion?
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    by heartyfisher » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:22 pm

    kiwiklicks wrote:I prefer the push pull over my twist 70-200 f4.
    Great for fast zooming
    does mode 2 work with objects moving forward toward you , or will it fault.
    I have tried panning and i get good results at 300mm with shutter around 200/se-250/sec moving sideways.
    I aim is to stop a drag car in motion so it is sharp at the bonnet but the wheels still have a small amount of motion?


    IS/VR only works in 2 dimensions ie horizontal and vertical.. The third dimension is a function of how good the camera/lens can focus on objects moving towards or a way from you, not the IS/VR of the lens.
    Moments of Light : D7K D610 18-200 150 12-24 24-70 70-200 + C&C very welcome!
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