I am fleshing out my own kit with a view to having max flexibility between stills and video. Nikon shooter. Here's the embarrassingly basic question. Are these newer stabilized zooms of so much benefit in the video that I should consider them over other options? Flip side. Are they of such quality that I will be satisfied when shooting stills? Thanks for the input.
Hi Grant. You didn't say what system you use. On my Nikon, I recently started shooting with a Nikkor 24-120mm f/4lens with built in vibration reduction. It is the perfect video lens for a DSLR. No more shaky-cam footage and the lens focus in really quiet. I use it as my daily still camera lens too.
Thanks, Colin. I ended up purchasing a Tamron 24-70 2.8. It has their version of VR. So far so good. I can really tell it is taking up the camera shake slack. For what it's worth it's just a good lens to boot.