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Very basic gear question

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Grant Blankenship June 23, 2013, 8:09 a.m. permalink

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.

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Colin Mulvany Aug. 10, 2013, 8:08 p.m. permalink

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.

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Grant Blankenship Aug. 19, 2013, 6:37 a.m. permalink

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. 

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