Recently, I searched all over the Internet for a comprehensive list of all Canon lenses with the hybrid IS system and couldn’t find one so I decided to write one myself. After searching through Canons website and reading about every lens they currently sell this is the list I came up with. Not every one of these has a designated “hybrid IS” Image Stabilization system built in but since the point of getting the hybrid IS for me is getting 4 stops of equivalent stabilization, I’ve listed all lenses advertised to give 4 stops of IS. If you’ve used a lens with 4 full stops of IS you’ll understand why I’ve searched them out. It’s truly amazing for photos but even more for video.

Canon lenses with hybrid IS

EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

As you can see I’ve roughly listed them based off focal length but not surprisingly the list also roughly increases in price going from around $500 up to over $13,000.

There were a few things that surprised me when doing this search and a few more things that I learned. I was surprised to see how many there were with this amazingly high level of IS. I originally thought it was a short list limited to the 100 macro, the 70-200 f/2.8 II, and the 24mm/ 28mm duo. wow was I wrong, I was also surprised to see a few ef-s lenses in the mix. The new STM lens is really impressive to me to see all the features they’ve packed into it. The optics are the biggest ? left unanswered for me with that glass.

Finally the big boy telephoto lenses. All the new ones give you 4 stops but it’s not labeled the “hybrid” system because it works differently. With those beasts your field of view is so tight that engaging the IS could easily change the composition of the shot as the image in the viewfinder can jump slightly when engaging IS (for those of you who have used a telephoto lens with IS in it should be familiar with what I’m talking about). With these lenses, the IS only engages when you shoot the photo. They’ve engineered it so you keep your composition and the IS doesn’t get in the way while framing but still delivers much slower monopod mounted shutter speeds (because lets face it, you would have to be plain stupid to try and hand hold the 600 or 800). So very interesting tech, check out the canon site for more details and thanks for reading!