I wonder why the 24-70 f/2.8 has no VR

Started Jan 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Jeff Klofft
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Re: I wonder why the 24-70 f/2.8 has no VR
In reply to mbernard, Jan 14, 2013

mbernard wrote:

Adding VR to this lens would make it bigger and heavier, more dusty inside, and more prone to malfunction. Moreover, professionals do not have shaking hands so they do not need any VR for such lenses.

Yup, and they also use pro bodies that can shoot at ISO high enough to offset it a bit.   Lastly, keep in mind that VR will not stop subject movement.  Now given this lens is mostly used on people shots you need to be at least 1/60 and more like 1/125 to stop simple non-action movement.  Given that, the benefit of VR is minimal and likely not worth cost or weight

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