How essential is OSS/VC in a standard prime lens?

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How essential is OSS/VC in a standard prime lens?
Aug 15, 2014

I'm looking for a prime lens for my Sony A6000. Two lenses come to mind, the Sony 35/1.8 with OSS at $449, and the Sigma 30/2.8 at $169 with no image stabilization. The Sony has the 1-stop advantage plus the Optical Stabilization. So my question is, when using a prime lens wide open and indoors, a slow shutter speed is often required. Is the OSS feature really worth the steep increase in price?

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