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Old 06-17-2013, 09:08 AM
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Quote from Amaylin View Post :
What do you mean it's good for video. It's not even a STM lens.
If you do manual focusing with the lens, the Image Stabilization is very important. STM lenses are only good if you are depending on the cameras built in phase detection autofocus. In other words, you want the lens to do the focusing for you.

1. STM is for people who want the lens to focus for you through live view when recording video.
2. IS (no STM) these lenses are used to manually focus in video...but the IS helps keep the video from being shaky while you are hand holding the camera.