Canon EF 100-400 L Series II USM

Canon EF 100-400 L Series II USM

Postby alans895 on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 8:21 am

Hello,

I apologise in advance if this question has been asked already. Should I use IS Mode II or III when photographing moving aircraft at shows?

Regards,


Alan
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Re: Canon EF 100-400 L Series II USM

Postby Mike on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 8:33 am

Mode II
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Re: Canon EF 100-400 L Series II USM

Postby DaveBr on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 9:48 am

I, rather stupidly, decided to experiment with Mode III at Flying Legends, with very poor results...

What was I thinking?
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Re: Canon EF 100-400 L Series II USM

Postby DaveBr on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 10:02 am

To expand on my answer a little...

I don't think there is any inherent reason why Mode III would be bad. However, in Mode III stabilisation is not active and visible through the viewfinder. For me personally I'm not a very steady lens holder so I think I need to see the stabilisation in action in order to work with it and work on being as steady as I can.

I've had excellent results with Mode II on this lens so not really sure in retrospect why I felt the need to start using Mode III, hence - What was I thinking?!
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Re: Canon EF 100-400 L Series II USM

Postby alans895 on Thu 10 Aug 2017, 12:18 am

Thank you to both Mike & Dave. Your replies are greatly appreciated.

Regards,


Alan
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Re: Canon EF 100-400 L Series II USM

Postby Miramar on Sat 12 Aug 2017, 7:56 pm

I always use Mode 3 and have never had any problems.

"Canon's newest IS mode, previously provided only on super telephoto lenses, is the designed-for-tracking-action Mode 3 IS. In Mode 3, image stabilization is active and ready for use the moment the shutter releases, but actual stabilization is not in effect until that precise time. The view seen through the viewfinder is not stabilized, and you are able to follow your erratically-moving subjects without fighting against image stabilization designed to prevent you from doing the same. IS Mode 3 is designed to detect panning motion and, when detected, will only apply stabilization at right angles to the direction of the detected movement (like IS Mode 2)."

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Revi ... -Lens.aspx

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Re: Canon EF 100-400 L Series II USM

Postby reheat module on Sun 13 Aug 2017, 7:45 am

Same for me, mode 3.
Ain't technology great!
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Re: Canon EF 100-400 L Series II USM

Postby eirik on Tue 15 Aug 2017, 5:57 pm

I use mode III on my 100-400 II and 300 2.8 II lenses.
Works better than the older mode II I think. I have a lot more keepers on low shutter speeds now.

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Re: Canon EF 100-400 L Series II USM

Postby powerslave16v on Sat 19 Aug 2017, 10:52 pm

Nothing wrong with using Mode 3,i've always used it.
Never had any problems with it in this mode,in fact it's more natural to me having it in this mode,has you can just shoot away without the image in the viewfinder stabilising up,which I've always been distracted by.

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