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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:30 pm 
I was wondering whats the difference between the 300mm F4 L IS and the 300mm F4 L Non-IS well that makes the obvious answer because of the IS technology. Apart from the IS is there any difference to their performance such as focus accuracy, glass wise and other things?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:53 pm 
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Hi eos550D,

Canon Camera Museum: non IS, IS

PhotoZone Reviews: non IS, IS

Shame the reviews are on a cropped sensor but I'd say the IS version wins. There is a full-frame review of it on the same site.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:09 pm 
thanks Bob.

Why did you say IS version wins? does IS really important when shooting sports? well i think if its wildlife. but how different it is when its mounted on a monopod or tripod? and just the non-IS version cost much less than the IS version.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:32 pm 
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CA better controlled according to the review, very slightly sharper (possibly) and it's got IS. If I had that money to spend I doubt I'd buy the EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, though, and comparison with the non-IS version is rather moot given the non-IS lens is no longer produced. Or were you thinking of buying a used one?

Comparing PhotoZone's full-frame tests of the EF 300mm f/4L IS USM and the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM is instructive. Which one would you buy given they are almost the same price (here in the UK)?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:43 pm 
Yes! I'm planning to buy a used one for around £470ish although before of buying this I saw 200mm F2.8 which a bit faster but a bit shorter in exchange. I wish I have the money to get the IS version but for a student hm thats way too impossible.

So far I haven't tried any wildlife photography but tried a bit of sports.

ahh such a pain reading different reviews one said Non-IS is a lil bit sharper than the IS one or a bit similar. step aside the IS version because as long as you can freeze the action it'll be alright, right?


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