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Depending on which of the two or three non-stabilized versions of the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 you have, I would be surprised if you gained much of anything at all by going to the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS. It is a 2001 design that is a very good lens for its time but is showing its age when compared to more recent offerings. You don't really gain anything ...


To the general point, no, you don't need IS - the rule of thumb is that you don't need IS if you're at 1/(35 mm equivalent focal length) or faster - so you're OK at 1/320 s, even given the 1.6x crop of the 7D. In the specific case of the Canon 70-200 f/2.8s, the IS version (specifically the IS II) is a newer design than the non-IS version and is generally ...

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