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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Promise Of Stabilization


Between image-stabilized lenses, in-camera stabilization and high-ISO technology, the game has changed for photographers seeking the freedom to shoot handheld

A Selection Of Lenses With Built-In Stabilizers
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FOR 35MM AND DIGITAL SLRS
Canon EF 100mm ƒ/2.8L Macro IS USM 15/12 11.9 in. 1.0X 67mm 3.1x4.8 1.4 lbs. $1,049
Canon EF 200mm ƒ/2L IS USM 17/12 6.3 ft. 0.12X 52mm 5.0x8.2 5.6 lbs. $5,799
Canon EF 300mm ƒ/2.8L IS USM 17/13 8.2 ft. 0.13X 52mm 5.0x9.9 1.7 lbs. $4,879
Canon EF 300mm ƒ/2.8L IS II USM 16/12 6.6 ft. 0.18X 52mm 5.0x9.8 5.2 lbs. $6,599
Canon EF 300mm ƒ/4L IS USM 15/11 4.9 ft. 0.24X 77mm 3.5x8.7 2.6 lbs. $1,399
Canon EF 400mm ƒ/2.8L IS USM 17/13 9.8 ft. 0.15X 52mm 6.4x13.7 11.8 lbs. $7,999
Canon EF 400mm ƒ/2.8L IS II USM 16/12 8.9 ft. 0.17X 52mm 6.4x13.5 8.5 lbs. $10,499
Canon EF 400mm ƒ/4 DO IS USM 17/13 11.5 ft. 0.12X 52mm 5.0x9.4 4.3 lbs. $6,399
Canon EF 500mm ƒ/4L IS USM 17/13 14.8 ft. 0.12X 52mm 5.8x15.2 8.5 lbs. $6,999
Canon EF 500mm ƒ/4L IS II USM 16/12 12.1 ft. 0.15X 52mm 5.7x15.1 7.0 lbs. $9,499
Canon EF 600mm ƒ/4L IS USM 17/13 18.0 ft. 0.12X 52mm 6.6x18.0 11.8 lbs. $8,899
Canon EF 600mm ƒ/4L IS II USM 16/12 14.8 ft. 0.15X 52mm 6.6x17.6 8.6 lbs. $11,999
Canon EF 800mm ƒ/5.6L IS USM 18/14 19.7 ft. 0.14X 52mm 6.4x18.1 9.9 lbs. $12,499
Canon EF 24-105mm ƒ/4L IS USM 18/13 18 in. 0.23X 77mm 3.3x4.2 1.5 lbs. $1,099
Canon EF 28-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS USM 16/12 19.2 in. 0.19X 72mm 3.1x3.8 1.2 lbs. $450
Canon EF 28-300mm ƒ/3.5-5.6L IS USM 22/16 2.3 ft. 0.3X 77mm 3.6x7.2 3.7 lbs. $2,649
Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II USM 23/19 3.9 ft. 0.21X 77mm 3.5x7.8 3.3 lbs. $2,499
Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/4L IS USM 20/15 3.9 ft. 0.21X 67mm 3.0x6.8 1.7 lbs. $1,329
Canon EF 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6L IS USM 19/14 3.9 ft. 0.21X 67mm 3.5x5.6 2.3 lbs. $1,599
Canon EF 70-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM 18/12 4.6 ft. 0.19X 58mm 3.2x3.9 1.6 lbs. $1,329
Canon EF 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 IS USM 15/10 4.9 ft. 0.26X 58mm 3.0x5.6 1.4 lbs. $559
Canon EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS USM 17/14 5.9 ft. 0.20X 77mm 3.6x7.4 3.1 lbs. $1,675
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm ƒ/2.8G IF-ED 14/12 12 in. 1.0X 62mm 3.3x4.6 1.7 lbs. $984
Nikon AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm ƒ/2G IF-ED 13/9 6.2 ft. 0.12X 52mm 4.9x8.0 6.4 lbs. $5,099
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm ƒ/2.8G ED VR II 11/8 7.5 ft. 0.16X 52mm 4.9x10.5 6.4 lbs. $5,899
Nikon AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm ƒ/2.8G IF-ED 11/8 7.2 ft. 0.16X 52mm 4.9x10.5 6.3 lbs. $5,499
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm ƒ/2.8G ED VR 14/11 9.5 ft. 0.16X 52mm 6.3x14.5 10.2 lbs. $9,549
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm ƒ/4G ED VR II 14/11 12.6 ft. 0.14X 52mm 5.5x15.4 8.6 lbs. $8,579
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm ƒ/4G ED VR 15/12 15.7 ft. 0.14X 52mm 6.5x17.5 11.2 lbs. $10,299
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm ƒ/4G ED VR 17/12 11.5 in. 0.25X 77mm 3.2x4.9 1.5 lbs. $1,259
Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G IF-ED 15/13 19.2 in. 0.21X 72mm 3.0x3.7 1.3 lbs. $669
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm ƒ/2.8G ED VR II 21/16 4.6 ft. 0.25X 77mm 3.4x8.1 3.4 lbs. $2,399
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm ƒ/4.5-5.6G 17/12 4.9 ft. 0.25X 67mm 3.1x5.6 1.6 lbs. $589
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm ƒ/4G ED VR II 24/17 6.6 ft. 0.27X 52mm 4.9x14.4 7.4 lbs. $6,999
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm ƒ/4G IF-ED 24/17 6.6 ft. 0.27X 52mm 4.9x14.4 7.2 lbs. $6,299
Nikon AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6D ED 17/11 7.5 ft. 0.42X 77mm 3.6x6.7 2.9 lbs. $1,849
Sigma 150mm ƒ/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro 19/13 15 in. 1.0X 72mm 3.1x5.9 2.6 lbs. $1,099
Sigma 50-500mm ƒ/4-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 22/6 5.9 ft. 0.32X 95mm 4.1x8.6 4.3 lbs. $1,659
Sigma 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 EX DG OS HSM 22/17 4.6 ft. 0.13X 77mm 3.4x7.8 NA $1,399
Sigma 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 DG OS 18/11 4.9 ft. 0.26X 62mm 3.0x5.0 1.3 lbs. $359
Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM 23/18 5-8.2 ft. 0.12X 105mm 4.5x11.4 6.5 lbs. $3,199
Sigma 120-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM 21/15 4.9 ft. 0.24X 77mm 3.6x8.0 3.9 lbs. $999
Sigma 150-500mm ƒ/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM 21/15 7.2 ft. 0.19X 86mm 3.7x9.9 4.2 lbs. $1,069
Tamron 28-300mm ƒ/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD 18/13 19.3 in. 0.33X 67mm 3.1x3.9 19.6 oz. $629
Tamron SP 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 Di VC USD XLD 17/12 5.0 ft. 0.25X 62mm 3.2x5.6 27.0 oz. $449
Sigma OS lenses are available in mounts for Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony/Minolta DSLRs, except the 18-200mm, which is available in mounts for Sigma, Canon and Nikon.
DC lenses are for APS-C-format cameras only; DG lenses can be used with full-frame and 35mm SLRs, too.

Tamron VC lenses are available in mounts for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Di II lenses are for APS-C-format cameras only; Di lenses can be used with full-frame and 35mm SLRs, too.

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