Hello, I've recently purchased my first lens with IS on it. Do to guys leave IS on all the time even when not needed such as a scenario with lots of light and high shutter speeds or do you guys turn off IS? To be more specific, I have the 70-200 IS ii and I guess I'm trying to "prolong" the life of the IS if possible because I'm sure it's not cheap to fix.
Funny I worry about a lot of my gear a lot of the time but I have absolute confidence in the IS/AF/electronic aperture system. Most electronics last longer than you would expect. FWIW the AF and electronic aperture in my 03/1988 MkI 50 mm f/1.8 still work like a charm.
No pun intended, but if you worry about your IS breaking maybe you should shoot primes wide open too and in permanent live view mode using an electronic shutter so you don't wear out your:
So what I mean to say is, please stop worrying and enjoy your fabulous 70-200 and remember, it's a pro lens and these are built to last.
Disclaimer: Use, but don't abuse your gear like some pro's do
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