Thursday, September 06, 2007

09/06/07: Which IS lens performs best?

In the current issue of Popular Photography & Imaging (October 2007) a series of image stabilizer lenses were tested for performance in terms of average improvement in f-stops (IS vs. non-IS). The lens which performed the best was the Nikon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 ED-IF DX IR II zoom lens with an average f-stop improvement of a very impressive 3-4 stops. Second place went to the Canon EF 70-200mm f4 IS USM which showed a 2.5 to 3.5 f-stop improvement using IS.

We just thought you'd like to know.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Mtik said...

Are you sure that's an "EF-S" Cannon? I don't think they make the 70-200mm F/4L IS in the EF-S mount. I'm pretty sure it's the regular EF mount.

10:24 AM, September 17, 2007  
Anonymous Holy MoLee Photography LLC said...

I didn't think they made EF-S lenses for L series lenses.

4:28 PM, September 17, 2007  
Blogger Daniel J. Watkins said...

Good point...my typo!

7:28 PM, September 17, 2007  
Blogger Herrick Designs . com said...

the Nikon lens is also called "VR" - not IR :)

6:18 AM, September 21, 2007  

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