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APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.


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Old February 9th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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This might be a stupid question. But is there a significant difference in battery life when using an IS lens vs a lens without?
I just rented the 70 - 300mm IS lens for a shoot on Friday and just want to know what I should expect as far as battery life. I'm not using a battery grip.

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Old February 9th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #2
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All the manuals say that using a lens with IS on will decrease the possible amount of photos taken on a battery charge. I assume the same would go for video. As for how much shooting time is reduced, I would say that it depends on your camera/lens combination. I don't have much of an idea about the 70-300mm, I have the 24-105mm but when I just it for video I generally always use a tripod and IS off. Hopefully someone else might be a bit more insightful than me.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 08:08 AM   #3
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I would expect a 10-20% difference. Each IS lens is different, some are louder, different modes, different generation etc.

Over the course of a day, shooting stills and video with my 7D and 300/4L IS, I don't really notice the difference.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 10:58 AM   #4
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roughly 50% with the IS on compare to off, I was curious too and made a test run on EF 70-220 2.8 and EF S17-55 2.8, pretty much the same, 45-50 min, without IS I get around 80 min, but I shoot video only;
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Old February 10th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #5
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Thanks guys for the input. 50% is what I figured also on my end...

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