Now that i have the 40d with the 17/85 is usm, i am already looking for another lens maybe the 70/300 IS lens.
What bothers me is the price over £350 for the lens , i know in lens terms this is the cheap end of the market,i can get the non IS version for a lot less. the problem is sharpness and camera shake now i can, i know use a faster shutter speed or a tripod to combat this but don't want i use either really.
My question is this, i have read many a quote saying that people that have used this lens, that it is ok used hand held at lower shutter speeds but the problem accures at low light you do need the tripod. Can you really use this sort of lens the non IS version Hand held without camera shake spoiling the photo in normal conditions