Got to have IS for a 24-70/F2.8 (FF sensor)?

Started Feb 18, 2013 | Discussions
nofumble
Senior MemberPosts: 1,225
Like?
Got to have IS for a 24-70/F2.8 (FF sensor)?
Feb 18, 2013

Nice to have for sure but I don't know how critical IS is for this focal range?

I shoot 50/1.8 and 85/1.8 prime without IS. But 2.8 is not slower, and the lens is much bigger and heavier.

bhollis
Senior MemberPosts: 2,535Gear list
Like?
Re: Got to have IS for a 24-70/F2.8 (FF sensor)?
In reply to nofumble, Feb 18, 2013

nofumble wrote:

Nice to have for sure but I don't know how critical IS is for this focal range?

I shoot 50/1.8 and 85/1.8 prime without IS. But 2.8 is not slower, and the lens is much bigger and heavier.

Well, if you use the 1/focal length rule of thumb for shutter speed, then you need between 1/24 and 1/70 second, depending on focal length. So ask yourself, how often will you need to shoot handheld with slower shutter speeds?

The answer really depends on subject matter and style of shooting. But for my primary subject matter  and style of shooting, the answer is not often, particularly given the relatively fast f/2.8 aperture and my 5D3's high ISO capability.

 bhollis's gear list:bhollis's gear list
Sony RX1R Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Canon Extender EF 1.4x II +5 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
dave_bass5
Veteran MemberPosts: 5,901Gear list
Like?
Re: Got to have IS for a 24-70/F2.8 (FF sensor)?
In reply to bhollis, Feb 19, 2013

Ive got a Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC on my 5DMKIII. With this lens i can hand hold at 1/6th sec and get sharp shots. I dont do that a lot but its nice to have the chance to have both clean shot and large DOF (for close up shots).

I dont miss it on my primes but sometimes ill use my Tamron for low light shots, even though its slower, because for static objects i can get slower shutter speeds but sharper shots.

The high ISO's on the newer cameras are great but i still find its better to keep it as low as possible.

Depends on what you shoot though.

 dave_bass5's gear list:dave_bass5's gear list
Canon PowerShot S110 Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 650D Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM +7 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Peter Galbavy
Senior MemberPosts: 1,012
Like?
Re: Got to have IS for a 24-70/F2.8 (FF sensor)?
In reply to nofumble, Feb 19, 2013

I believe the IS on most short focal length lenses now is for video users...

-- hide signature --

Peter Galbavy

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
mu55
Senior MemberPosts: 1,300Gear list
Like?
Re: Got to have IS for a 24-70/F2.8 (FF sensor)?
In reply to nofumble, Feb 19, 2013

I think it would help with panning but otherwise not really, at speeds slower then 1/60th your seriously risking subject movement anyway - assuming your shooting people of course - so i don't see it as much of an issue, but it would be nice when it's needed and would have been nice since the lens cost ~ $2500

 mu55's gear list:mu55's gear list
Ricoh GR Canon EOS 5D Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 6D Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM +6 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
biza43
Senior MemberPosts: 2,030Gear list
Like?
Re: Got to have IS for a 24-70/F2.8 (FF sensor)?
In reply to nofumble, Feb 19, 2013

Got to have? No.

Nice to have? Yes.

-- hide signature --

www.paulobizarro.com

 biza43's gear list:biza43's gear list
Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8 Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 +1 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum MMy threads