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Macro lens, IS or non-IS?

Started Oct 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Macro lens, IS or non-IS?
In reply to danhowes, Oct 10, 2012

danhowes wrote:


I'm looking to get into macro photography and currently comparing the 100mm L or 100mm non-L to go onto my 7D.

The macro photography I will be doing will be mostly on nature walks and almost all hand-held.

My question is the IS on the L-version going to make much difference on this sort of photography (I'm aware it makes a lot of difference with telephoto pictures) over the non IS version, worth the extra £250?


Exactly the same predicament I went through 3 months ago.  I went IS.  Our only difference is your 19 AF points vs. my 9 pt AF points.  It was my first red ring.  Amazingly sharp. Satisfied at the moment.


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