The wildlife and I were hunkered down against the NW gale. Gotta love February!! I don't know how you guys hold the really big glass. I was told this was a nice light weight combo, but I'm still holding a 6# kit in a stiff breeze. I'm glad I decided on IS! It seems to help, even if it does run like a 2 stroke lol. I can't complain with the sharpness. I'm looking forward to some better light conditions.