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Michaelparris
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p.1 #1 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


With the exception being maybe for video....just curious


Feb 05, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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p.1 #2 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


No. However, I can certainly see the advantage for video.
I also think Canon throws it on a lens for feature
reasons. They are less likely to do that on L lenses.

Just my opinion.



Feb 05, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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p.1 #3 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


define wide.

if your talking about 24-28 mm FF (15-18 crop) then yes its very handy to have

and to take it further I think a 17-40L IS on FF would go down very well and so would a 10-22 IS



Feb 05, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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p.1 #4 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


Oh, Michael!! Just buy the new 28 IS already!

The answer is "YES" if you want to get a sharp image, hand held at 1/15 sec and stay at a reasonable ISO in dim light.



Feb 05, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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p.1 #5 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


I have no need for IS on wide angle lenses


Feb 05, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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p.1 #6 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


Wide means many things to different people. I see little need for IS on a lens less than about 100mm, and it really becomes reasonably useful at 200mm or more on a FF body.

Divide those focal lengths by 1.6 for a Canon 1.6 crop body.



Feb 05, 2013 at 11:32 PM
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p.1 #7 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


abqnmusa wrote:
I have no need for IS on wide angle lenses


+1: No need at all for IS in focal lengths shorter than 150 mm.



Feb 05, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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p.1 #8 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


Not as useful as on telephoto lenses, and doesn't do anything for you for longer shutter speeds - 1/2 second or more and you need a tripod anyway.

It can't hurt though, especially for low light photos where you don't want to / can't use a tripod



Feb 05, 2013 at 11:36 PM
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p.1 #9 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


You could ask Canon. They put it on EF-S 17-55 f2.8 IS


Feb 05, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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p.1 #10 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


Depends on what one wants to shoot at what lighting conditions and what end result is the objective. I remember our member Jeff was at least for while very much into the kind of photography where a landscape or cityscape was sharp while moving people through it were unsharp. Another type of application is handheld nightshots. With a good handholding technique,and a little luck, using IS, exposures of several seconds can lead to good results. Our member Jae (member FlyPenFly) has shown several great handheld cityscapes by night, though these were (mostly) shot with m43 OM-D camera with IBIS instead of optical IS the effect is practically the same. So yes, I guess if you have some kind of creative style or a need to shoot with wide angle lenses at long shutter exposures there is definitely a place for IS. The need is defined by yourself rather then the lens. Have EOSfun


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p.1 #11 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


Would be great for interiors where you're not allowed to use a tripod.


Feb 06, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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p.1 #12 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


i think it's convenient for landscapes when you are out hiking, don't have a tripod, and want to capture a sunset at low ISOs


Feb 06, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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p.1 #13 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


Gunzorro wrote:
Oh, Michael!! Just buy the new 28 IS already!

The answer is "YES" if you want to get a sharp image, hand held at 1/15 sec and stay at a reasonable ISO in dim light.




Feb 06, 2013 at 12:08 AM
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p.1 #14 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


I often read that there is no need for IS for focal lengths shorter than 100mm but many of us were disappointed when the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II didn't come equipped with it.
I think it's helpful when shooting at 1/30s and slower, but I believe that the need for it will be even more evident once we have a high megapixel body and camera shake blur becomes more perceptible.



Feb 06, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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p.1 #15 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


My feeling on IS is that I'd rather have it and not need it than not have it and need it. It should definitely be a consideration when looking at potential purchases, maybe not the deciding factor unless your primary usage is video. Personally I hate lugging around a tripod so I'd definitely consider IS a big plus in a wide angle if it meant I could go without something extra to carry.


Feb 06, 2013 at 01:11 AM
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p.1 #16 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


Michaelparris wrote:
With the exception being maybe for video....just curious


It's up to you. Do your wide angle images exhibit camera shake or are you unable to capture desired images? If yes then yes, if no then no.

EBH



Feb 06, 2013 at 01:18 AM
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p.1 #17 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


Michaelparris wrote:
With the exception being maybe for video....just curious



No, i will take one for free



Feb 06, 2013 at 01:19 AM
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p.1 #18 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


IS is a useful tool on any focal length.


Feb 06, 2013 at 01:27 AM
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p.1 #19 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


17mm WA lens on Canon 40D, cropped section taken from complete frame area. Without IS top row, with IS bottom row.
Shutter speed (left to right) 1/25, 1/13, 1/6


I say you need it in some circumstances



Feb 06, 2013 at 02:07 AM
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p.1 #20 · Does one need IS on wide angle lenses?


Yes, IS is not as effective in the wide range as it is with tele. So what. When light is fading and you need the shot, even an extra stop of blur free shooting is a God send. Yes, we should all duct tape a tripod to our arises but lots of places won't let you in if carrying a tripod, so IS it is.


Feb 06, 2013 at 02:10 AM
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