Advice: Sony SEL 50 1.8 or Sigma 60 2.8

Started Aug 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
RonFrank Senior Member • Posts: 2,130
Is OSS helpful for a 50mm prime?

A 50mm or 75mm eq can be handheld easily to 1/75 of a  second, so 1/60 the make the math work.   Add the OSS and that becomes 4 stops or say 1/8 of a second or so.

Unfortunately to freeze movement 1/30 is about as slow as you want to shoot.

But you say what about night time landscapes? Hee not much help there either as you generally want small apertures and good DOF.

But never let reality get in the way of a great idea, right!  IS/VR/OSS was initially not available on standard/WA lenses as it is really not necessary or very useful.

But the marketing departments believed strongly that stabilization was very necessary, and the masses agree.  Now you can handhold shots at speeds guaranteed to capture subject movement! Motion blur is the new Black.  How cool is that!

 RonFrank's gear list:RonFrank's gear list
Nikon D1X Nikon D200 Nikon D300S Sony a6000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR +7 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow