I love low-light photography. Give me a fast lens and some 3200 and I am set.
So when I heard about Nikon making an affordable VR short zoom lens, I was intriqued.
My biggest gripe is that I am stuck with with a 50/1.4 if I really want to work in low-light. Which means I have to get closer to the subject. And since most of my low-light work is "street" work, this can be a problem. I find that a certain distance is needed before people forget the camera is there.
So this sounds pretty nice to me. Getting three stops of light at 120mm is a pretty nice idea!
That is if it works.
Has anyone had any experience here?
At around $575.00 this seems to be a great lens for me. Cheap, and good in low light.
Or you could open the purse strings and go for this (if you are married do not tell your wife I have suggested this!)...
EBAY Leica M6 TTL
EBAY Leica 90mm f2
Ummmmm........I DO want to stay married....
So it looks like the Nikkor...
with the zoom VR nikkor, you'd be getting a very versatile lens, but it doesn't seem ideal for your purpose. keep in mind that the 3 stop advantage is only on your side, ie, helps with camera shake. subject movement at the longer shutter speeds would still cause blur.
Wouldn't you be better off with a 85mm f1.8 or a used 85 f.14?
I totally missed that lens. That would be a better choice here. And it is LESS than the VR lens.