Does Sony force Sigma to disable OS in lens?

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
havoc315 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,613
Re: Does Sony force Sigma to disable OS in lens?

A bit of a silly discussion.
While Canon/Nikon users often disparage Sony cameras, even most objective Canon/Nikon shooters I know are a bit envious of the SteadyShot system. It's a great stabilization system.

If lens makers offered Sony users the choice, they absolutely would make the image stabilized lenses more expensive. Look at the Tamron 17-50, where the VC version is $200 more in Canon/Nikon mounts.

What percentage of Sony shooters would really want to pay $200 extra just for the choice of lens stabilization?

Even if the price was the same, as with some lenses, what percentage of Sony shooters would really bother shutting down SteadyShot and opting for an inferior lens stabilization?

And yes-- inferior. If shooting video, SteadyShot is much quieter than lens stabilization. And SteadyShot provides as much additional stabilization as any lens based system.

So this whole discussion is about a redundant feature that is irrelevant to 99.9% of Sony shooters.

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