IS or NOT ? what to select for Canon 70-200L f/4

Started Feb 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
joger Veteran Member • Posts: 4,098
Re: IS or NOT ? what to select for Canon 70-200L f/4

schmegg wrote:

. . . I doubt these difference in graphs and charts that you are spewing at us really translate into a . . .  differences in the final images . . .

well I've treid to illustrate what I would regard as a visible difference. Not that i would try to convince anyone to have my point of view but let me show you an example done today (raining and snowing in my area - so no fun going out photographing)

These two images have been done with the 300 f72.8 II and the 70-200 f/4.0 L IS USM at f/5.6 with Live view focussing and MLU and remote release with Av setting and shorter distance for the 70-200 at 200 mm to get the same framing.

the difference is really small between the two lenses at 2/3 image hight

here's an untreated version in Lightroom:

and here a treated one

there shouldn't be a difference and yes i know - we have copy to copy variations - my experience with the L lenses I own is that the more expensive ones have very little variation

Judge yourself and have a careful view

Just for the record - a 300 f/2.8 lens is normally used at f/2.8 and not at f/5.6

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