Questions regarding 70-200, f4

Started Aug 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
chironNYC Senior Member • Posts: 2,363
F/4 70-200 and F2.8 II IS are similar, not different

Memory Leak wrote:

70-200 F4 is an old lens, don't expect its IS to be as quiet as 70-200 2.8 IS II. The F4 probably has the first gen IS if not 2nd, whereas the latter has 3rd gen IS.

I may be mistaken, but I believe you are wrong on this. The IS on both the version II of the 2.8 and on the f/4 both offer a claimed 4 stops of image stabilization. That puts them both among the later generations of IS on Canon lenses. They both also feature a setting for panning image stabilization. The only Canon lens I know of that has a more advance IS implementation is the 100L f/2.8 IS Macro.

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