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  1. Christie Photo

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    I'm shooting a job tomorrow and rented an IS lens. I've never used one before. Are there any considerations in using this lens. Do I leave the IS on the entire time regardless of my shutter speed. Will it place an additional load on the battery?

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    Yep, IS eats the battery, but honestly it's negligible, unless you're doing loooong exposures. Read up on how many stops of IS you're getting from the lens; that is approximately how many stops slower you can have the shutter speed from your normal safe hand-holding speed.
     
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    On the old XTI it used battery a bit more. On the 1d mk III you cant tell a differance. If tripod shooting I usually turn it off (tripod on a moving ship) .

    It helps freeze the scene but not a moving object.


    Hope that helps Pete, honestly I never think about it eating the battery as its a non issue if you start the day with a fresh charge.

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    The IS will not kick in until you half-press the shutter button. So I will assume it only use the battery while you are shooting.

    Also, some IS lens has 2 IS modes. In my lens, mode 1 is good for any hand held shots, mode 2 is good for panning type shots. (motion compensation for horizontal movement is disabled)
     
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    Nice. Where did you rent from and how much. I have always bee curious about how the renting process works. Do they charge from the day they send it or the day you receive it?
     
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    I got it from Calumet in Chicago. It's a Canon 24-105 f4L. The rate is $30/day or $90/week. This is my first lens rental. It was fairly easy for me. I've had a 30 account with them for over 20 years, so I didn't have to come up with the $1000 deposit. And yes... they will bill me from thier door to their door.

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    Thanks to EVERYONE who responded. It's all helpful. I'll let you know how it goes for me.

    -Pete
     
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    Good luck with it Pete. It's pretty straight forward, you shouldn't need to adjust your shooting style any...except that you can expect to be able to gain a few stops before you have to worry about camera shake. So where you might limit yourself to 1/60, you could shoot at 1/15 for example.

    Do keep in mind that it only prevents blur from camera shake. If your subjects are moving, they will still be as blurry at 1/15 as they would be without IS.

    And as mentioned, turn it off if you are on a tripod etc.
     
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    I got it for an aerial job. I joked with the pilot, asking if there was room for a tripod. He told me he'd set me up... on the wing.
     
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