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Old Mar 19, 2006, 7:57 AM   #1
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I am a newbie and have a D70S with a kit lens. I'm not a professional. And, I'm shopping for a 2nd lense. I shoot a lot in low light where I can't use a tripod.

I'm looking for some help in deciding between a fast lens and a VR lens. I know that fast lenses are more expensive, have better optics, etc - but I'd like someone to sing the praises of VR, cause I think that this might be a more practical solution.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 9:47 PM   #2
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You will probably get better and more informed responses if you ask in the Nikon Lenses forum.

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Old Mar 20, 2006, 6:38 AM   #3
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 4:34 PM   #4
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Fast or VR depends on what you are shooting.
If you need to freeze action in low light conditions then the fast lens is needed,
and if you shoot static subjects handheld in low light then the VR is great help.

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My primary problem to be solved is to be able to shoot in low light situations in churches. I often am shooting something relatively far away (in a dome or at the back of a chapel that isn't open). But, I also want to be able to take in the internal panorama of a church. And, most churches do not allow tripods.

The AF VR 18-200 seems very flexible, but I'm worried that, even with VR, it's going to be too slow.
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As long as you're not shooting moving subjects, VR will do very well. Vr helps prevent hand shake blur, not subject movement blur.
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 8:20 PM   #7
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can you use a monopod? I think I would go with a fast lense...
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 10:30 PM   #8
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moeview wrote:
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can you use a monopod? I think I would go with a fast lense...
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yes, but why?
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