vickylou wrote in post #12682897
Thank you for your help. I have found a non VC version new for £70 lessthan the VC version and just wondered if I should pay the extra for the VC or for my uses will i be fine without it? Will the VC enable me to get a sharper pic at 50mm and 2.8?
Sharper depends here on two factors, lens sharpness and non shaky pics. You should search for lens reviews to compare the lens sharpness at 2.8 and 50 mm. There is so much possibility to get a bit "differently focusing" or even slightly faulty lens, that the differences between the non VC version and VC version might even, whichever is theoretically sharper. With VC you should be able to get more unshaken pics at longer shutter speeds than with the non VC version, but the VC needs a bit of time to settle before it gives nonshaky (stabilized) pic. If you can wait that small moment holding the fire button halfway, yes, I would say you can get more sharp pics with the VC version when it has time to stabilize itself. But if you fire right away, you WILL get more unsharp pics with the VC version. And if you use flash or short shutter speeds, there is no advantage of VC and the delay is against you. Then, of course, you can turn the VC off and have nearly as good images with the VC lens.
70D. EF 70-300mm L, Tamron 90mm F2.8 VC and Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 OS HSM.