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gaul Senior Member • Posts: 1,130
Re: EF 70-200 F/2.8 non IS .. How far from IS versions?

gipper51 wrote:

gaul wrote:

EF 70-200 F/2.8 non IS .. How far is it from IS versions in IQ terms?

  • Is it similar in IQ to v1 IS?
  • But clearly behind v2 IS and v3 IS?

Better than the IS v1 (especially at 200mm), and only slightly behind the IS II and III. This lens is still good enough to produce excellent results on every Canon body ever made. Lack of IS and weather sealing are the only things you can knock this lens for. I anxiously await putting this lens on a R body with IS at some point. Shame though, the R5/R6 don't shoot at their full 12fps on the mechanical shutter with this lens

Thx for the reply

So the non-IS lens still has a lot to go for

Cheap compared to the IS ones, robust (no IS to break)

Slightly less IQ than Mk II and Mk iii and lack of weather-sealing being the main drawbacks

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