So, I see a lot of people complaining that this lens needs IS. Does anyone here that own it feel like it truly does? Is it mostly because of the focal length? It's fast aperture seems like it wouldn't warrant that you would need IS in most situations.
I find myself mostly shooting handheld street shots and this lens seems that it would draw a lot less attention.
Lastly, reviews seem phenomenal. I'm assuming most of the community here feels the same?
Thanks for the opinions!
I like it as is. No need for IS. IS is just another thing that breaks and has the potential to degrade image quality. There is really no need to mess with the lens other than (like really all AF lenses) a few upgrades to the build quality. I'd like it even more if it had fewer plastic parts and the manual focus ring was dampened more.
But for an EF/autofocus lens it's pretty decent even in that department. The image quality is as outstanding as it gets.