Does Sony force Sigma to disable OS in lens?

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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phaedin
phaedin Senior Member • Posts: 1,454
Re: Does Sony force Sigma to disable OS in lens?

I dont believe that Sony is forcing Sigma and Tamron to remove the OS from their lenses.

I think it is cheaper to manufacture the lenses without the OS in them. The fact that the lenses are not cheaper could be that the cost benefits are cancelled out by the cost of converting the manufacturing equipment and the relatively smaller numbers that they produce. Either that or that Sigma and Tamron calculate the total cost for all mounts and then only have 1 price (so essentially Nikon and Canon users are subsiding the Sony and Pentax users, but the Sony and Pentax users are reducing the total cost by not having OS)

There must be some financial benefit, otherwise they wouldnt do it.

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Nikon D7100 Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR
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