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  • Is the extra 300 bucks worth the IS?

    hey all, finally returned that hunk o'Garbage lens I got tricked into buying..... im looking at 2 lenses right now, the 75-300 III and the 75-300 IS USM..... Is the quality in the IS lense that much better than the III? I know this discussion has probably been talked about 1,000 times but I couldnt find a post adressing my concerns..... thanks for lettin' me flap my trap!!!!

    -Frogman

  • #2
    I had the 75-300mm IS and the non IS one too. I would go for the one without Stabilizer. There really is not much difference, only on L glass it is a huge improvement from what I have heard.
    greetings,
    Philip
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    • #3
      IS is personal preference.

      Some swear by it, others don't care for it.

      I don't feel it is worth the money for something that drains your batteries.

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      • #4
        I'd think I want it on the L glass...but not the plain old USM.
        Ahhh...L glass....must...have...it...soon....
        George R. Widener
        Oshkosh, WI USA
        Aircraft Photos Here
        Railroad Pictures Here

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        • #5
          Yep i'd agree, having tried both versions of the 75-300 i wouldnt bother with the IS. Like some have said it really comes into its own on the L series. Especialy the 100-400

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          • #6
            WOW! thanks for your help in figuring out what I need.... I was sure that the IS glass would be the popular one to get but my peers have proved me wrong!!! heres the deal... I have read that the almighty powerful "L" glass isnt all that much better up around the appertures we use ( well, I use ) F8... in the pictures Ive seen there is a noticable diffrence between the 2, but not one warrenting 1,000 dollars more....

            I know not everything you read is true but what do you guys think??

            http://www.dracova.com/photo/200Lvs75-300IS/

            I was looking at my finances, and I was willing to drop $539 USD on the one w/ IS..... and I just figured out that If I didnt have to pay rent, the phone bill and Electric/Gas bills..... hot damn Id have atleast The 70-200L glass this week......... ha ha lifes a biotch!!!!!

            still thinkin bout savin my pennies for another few weeks...
            DAMN I WISH I COULD SELL THAT STUPID DIRTBIKE.....
            thats my 100-400L right there.....
            thanks again all
            -Frogman

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            • #7
              You could always shoot for the 70-200 f/4L, which is about the same price as the 75-300 IS.


              The IS on the 75-300 doesn't help with panning.
              My photos on jp.net

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PortColumbus
                You could always shoot for the 70-200 f/4L, which is about the same price as the 75-300 IS.


                The IS on the 75-300 doesn't help with panning.
                Yea.... i have the 70-200 F/4L... great lens.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PortColumbus
                  The IS on the 75-300 doesn't help with panning.
                  Oh but it does

                  [photoid=266753]

                  The IS is a great tool when shooting. If money isn't an issue, go with the IS.

                  -Adam

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DeltaASA16
                    Originally posted by PortColumbus
                    The IS on the 75-300 doesn't help with panning.
                    Oh but it does

                    [photoid=266753]

                    The IS is a great tool when shooting. If money isn't an issue, go with the IS.

                    -Adam
                    Not really, and you can still make a great shot without IS. The expensive "L" lenses have 2-mode IS. Mode 2 IS detects panning and compensates for shake. The 75-300 doesn't have a 2-mode IS, if I'm not mistaken.
                    My photos on jp.net

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PortColumbus
                      Not really, and you can still make a great shot without IS. The expensive "L" lenses have 2-mode IS. Mode 2 IS detects panning and compensates for shake. The 75-300 doesn't have a 2-mode IS, if I'm not mistaken.
                      I don't have an IS lense that has the "Panning" IS. I do however know that while panning with the IS on on my 75-300... you just have to wait for the IS to recenter the image before "click." It really is a personal preference. I trust an IS in my hand since my hands aren't rock solid still.

                      -Adam

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                      • #12
                        OK while on the subject of lens, now don't everyone laugh at me but I was looking around Walmart the other day, ("you know the place where they sell walls") Any way I came across this lens http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...A3959%3A119336

                        anyone know if its any good?

                        And this one also --------->
                        http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...A3959%3A119336

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                        • #13
                          Well i dono about the vivitar one... but the canon one is what most ppl here use... but walmart has it waaaay overpriced $248.57 . Walmart sucks... the prices aren't even that low and the store always looks like an earthquake hit it... and thier happy employee ads are so stupid

                          Buydig has it for $149
                          http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=CN75300III

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                          • #14
                            I bought my 24-85 and my 75-300 through buydig...always have good experiences with them.

                            -Clovis

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