Have a K-7, getting Nikon D40...

Started Apr 16, 2010 | Discussions thread
Fogel70
Fogel70 Contributing Member • Posts: 926
Re: Have a K-7, getting Nikon D40...

Gazooma wrote:

The Pentax 100 macro may be weathered sealed but it is not the same as the Nikon 105mm macro. The Nikon one is more expensive because it has VR built into the lens. And that is provides up to 4 stops advantage compared to the 1-2 stops that Pentax SR can provide at that focal length.

I would not pay anything extra to get image stabilization on a macro lens, as all types of stabilization is pretty much worthless for macro work. Nikon even recommends that VR should be turned off for macro photography.

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