Will Nikon follow Canon and add VR to wide angle primes?
Canon has added IS to it's 24, 28 and 35mm non L lenses. Do you think Nikon will be adding VR to the same range? Are Canon's new lenses better for video now that they are stabilized? Trying to figure out the purpose of IS on such small and light weight lenses? BTW, price went up significantly compared to non IS wide angle primes.
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#1. "RE: Will Nikon follow Canon and add VR to wide angle primes?" | In response to Reply # 0KnightPhoto Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Tue 29-Jan-13 11:09 PM
- Canon has no UWA zoom with VR, Nikon has the 16-35 VR;
- both companies offer various zooms with VR beginning at FX 24mm on up;
- if I recall DigLloyd correctly, not only do these Canon primes have VR, but they are also significantly sharper than their Canon predecessors which were meh on today's high res sensors. So the better optics are also a factor in the boosted pricing I believe;
- are these all f/2.8 primes that have the VR? It could make a great deal of sense to offer customers fast f/1.4 and 1.8 primes without VR and 2.8 ones with VR.
- I would like to see a fast prime with VR, but I can't think of any manufacturer that offers this at a focal length of less than 105mm. You would think some company would pounce on an opportunity for a unique selling proposition like that?
Anyhow I think these Canon's are a good offering that I would like to see matched by Nikon. How is their sizing compared to their predecessors? I personally wouldn't mind a small WA prime with VR in my kit.
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