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Registered: ‎01-18-2020

Re: Image Stabilized Lenses for the 5D Mark II Full-Frame?

Thanks for the advice. That all makes sense. That's a great image and a great use of IS!

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Re: Image Stabilized Lenses for the 5D Mark II Full-Frame?

Thanks. This makes sense too.
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Re: Image Stabilized Lenses for the 5D Mark II Full-Frame?

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This takes me back to a discussion that I am currently having on another forum:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1512636

 

An effective image is made by the photographer, not the technology.  The tech will improve your reach, and may inrease your hit rate, but in the end it's your mastery of the holy trinity of exposure: ISO, shutter speed and aperture; plus a study of composition that is never ending.

 

Don't get me wrong, I love the technology - heaven knows my gear list attests to that, but I have never subscribed to the theory that better equipment will make me a better photographer.  Every time it's tech over technique, despite what camera equipment makers would woo us with.

 

Certainly a super telephoto lense like that 150-600 made it possible to get that shot, but I could have turned off the IS and put the lens on a tripod or monopod and likely got  a few good shots.  I shoot hand-held almost all the time, but I do weight training specifically to ensure I have the strength and motor skills to hold a heavy camera and lens.

cheers Trevor
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