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Old Feb 2, 2010, 2:33 PM   #11
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If similar test results for the Sigma 17-70/2.8-4.0 don't turn out well, I think I'll just get the Sigma 18-50/2.8-4.5 instead of the Nikon kit lens. It's 2/3 stop faster and it's sharper, though neither is particularly good.

But I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old Feb 2, 2010, 2:38 PM   #12
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... as for not having VR, Pitman was right, one does not really need VR for that focal length. ...
I'm big on available light. I want a large aperture, and I want it stabilized for longer shutter speeds. At 50mm on an APS-C body, you need a 1/75 second shutter speed or better, without stabilization.
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I'm big on available light. I want a large aperture, and I want it stabilized for longer shutter speeds. At 50mm on an APS-C body, you need a 1/75 second shutter speed or better, without stabilization.
did some test in that area, and on an average i can hand hold ( 1/40 passable )(1/50 good )(1/60 great ). did the actual test with a newspaper print stuck to the wall, an zoomed in on the pics to look for hand shake.
looked back a my achives and found that i shot below 1/60 on an average 1 out of every 100 pics.
1:100 ratio
if i find i start to need those speeds, i guess i will get a light, strong, sturdy tripod that can collaspe to 14" folded with head
any ideas

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How about getting away without a tripod with 1/10s when traveling overseas?
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/so...ut-tripod.html

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How about getting away without a tripod with 1/10s when traveling overseas?
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/so...ut-tripod.html

no problem
thats why i plan to keep the 18-200

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