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    Hi all, was just wondering, i have not seen a nikon or canon prime lens with VR/IS(correct me if i am wrong). But if i were to use a sony alpha camera with a prime lens there would be VR. Isn't this a disadvantage for the nikon and canon users? Or is VR not required for a prime lens? Thanks.

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    this is one

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/105vr.htm

    and there are the 200 f2 IS, 300 IS, 400 VR/IS, 500 VR/IS, 600 VR/IS.

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    Not only that, you get image stabiliser when using 3rd party lenses as well.

    Anyway , I think some Macro lenses have VR/IS on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    Not only that, you get image stabiliser when using 3rd party lenses as well.

    Anyway , I think some Macro lenses have VR/IS on them.
    Yes, true too. Some disadvantage for canon and nikon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtl1987 View Post
    Hi all, was just wondering, i have not seen a nikon or canon prime lens with VR/IS(correct me if i am wrong). But if i were to use a sony alpha camera with a prime lens there would be VR. Isn't this a disadvantage for the nikon and canon users? Or is VR not required for a prime lens? Thanks.
    I never need VR anyway

    Anyway, the rationale for manufacturers not putting VR in most prime lenses is that they're fast enough not to need VR

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    50mm f1.4 is very fast. Even @ ISO100 and f2, you can shoot 1/1000 in daylight. Even you keep shaking the camera, you will get perfect image.

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    A few Nikon prime lenses with VR that I can name offhand:

    AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
    AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
    AF-S VR 200mm f/2G IF-ED
    AF-S VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED
    AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR
    AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
    AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR

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    Quote Originally Posted by maisatomai View Post
    50mm f1.4 is very fast. Even @ ISO100 and f2, you can shoot 1/1000 in daylight. Even you keep shaking the camera, you will get perfect image.
    Ok thanks for all your replies. So i guess there is not much difference whether there is VR or not with a 50mm/1.8 then. But if i want to get more of the background into focus won't i need to set the aperture to f9 or higher? Then VR would help won't it? Hopefully I am not asking stupid qns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtl1987 View Post
    Ok thanks for all your replies. So i guess there is not much difference whether there is VR or not with a 50mm/1.8 then. But if i want to get more of the background into focus won't i need to set the aperture to f9 or higher? Then VR would help won't it? Hopefully I am not asking stupid qns.
    Depends on the level of light, your ISO and the resulting shutter speed.
    Alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtl1987 View Post
    Ok thanks for all your replies. So i guess there is not much difference whether there is VR or not with a 50mm/1.8 then. But if i want to get more of the background into focus won't i need to set the aperture to f9 or higher? Then VR would help won't it? Hopefully I am not asking stupid qns.

    That's true...

    but generally, for me, if i needed that kinda DoF, i'd probably use a tripod, haha.

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