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

Started Apr 16, 2010 | Discussions thread
Gazooma Senior Member • Posts: 2,159
Re: Have a K-7, getting Nikon D40...

Fogel70 wrote:

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.

There are more than just macro shots of stamps and coins, watches however. That rare dragonfly may not want to wait while you set up your tripod. Besides, 105mm could be used also for portraits. So, VR is still useful for many photographers.

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