About OSS degrading image quality

Started Apr 29, 2013 | Questions thread
Brian_Downunda Regular Member • Posts: 457
Re: this is it

Mel Snyder wrote:

If you need stabilization in a 24-70mm professional lens, you're not a professional. I shoot with a Canon FD 85mm f1.2L hand-held at f4 routinely at 1/15th. No big deal. Would love to have it in my 80-200mm f2.8 Nikon pro zoom - but have done without it for many years.

That's a big statement.  I didn't say I need it in a 24-70 f/2.8, I only expressed a view about why it hasn't been done.  That said, I do a lot of my shooting in very low light and no-one nails every shot at low shutter speeds, no matter how good you are.  VR increases the strike rate and reduces the risk that the "money shot" was the only one where you didn't quite hold it still.  You'd be hard pressed to need it at the 24 end, but there are occasional times at the 70 end when it would be useful.  It's very useful on the 70-200 f/2.8, esp at the 200 end in very low light.


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