The question always arises in a lot of camera and equipment forums ... Should I buy a lens with Image Stabilization (IS) or Vibration Reduction (VR) or buy lenses with larger apertures like F2.8?
Of course the best answer is buy a lens with both but what if you can only afford one or the other. You will likely see most people would say go for the large apertures because IS/VR doesn't prevent motion blur. And they are 100% correct about that.
But what I also hear from most people that larger apertures are better for low light photography. This however is NOT 100% true. Large apertures are only good in low light situations when you are shooting at large apertures. i.e. a lens that has a largest aperture of F2.8 is not good in low light condition if you are shooting in... [ Read more...