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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Promise Of Stabilization


Between image-stabilized lenses, in-camera stabilization and high-ISO technology, the game has changed for photographers seeking the freedom to shoot handheld

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FOR APS-C DSLRS ONLY
Canon EF-S 15-85mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS USM 17/12 13.8 in. 0.21X 72mm 3.2x3.4 1.3 lbs. $779
Canon EF-S 17-55mm ƒ/2.8 IS USM 19/12 13.8 in. 0.17X 77mm 3.3x4.4 1.4 lbs. $1,159
Canon EF-S 17-85mm ƒ/4-5.6 IS USM 17/12 13.8 in. 0.2X 67mm 3.1x3.6 16.8 oz. $529
Canon EF-S 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS II 11/9 9.8 in. 0.34X 58mm 2.7x3.3 7.1 oz. $199
Canon EF-S 18-135mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS 16/12 18 in. 0.21X 67mm 3.0x4.0 16.0 oz. $499
Canon EF-S 18-200mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS 16/12 18 in. 0.24X 72mm 3.1x6.4 1.3 lbs. $609
Canon EF-S 55-250mm ƒ/4-5.6 IS 12/10 3.6 ft. 0.31X 58mm 2.8x4.3 13.8 oz. $255
Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm ƒ/3.5G ED VR 14/10 11.1 in. 1.0X 52mm 2.9x3.9 12.5 oz. $529
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G ED VR 17/11 15.6 in. 0.22X 67mm 2.8x3.4 17.1 oz. $659
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G VR 11/8 10.9 in. 0.31X 52mm 2.9x3.1 9.3 oz. $199
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G ED VR 15/11 17.8 in. 0.2X 67mm 3.0x3.5 14.8 oz. $399
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G ED VR II 16/12 19.2 in. 0.22X 72mm 3.0x3.8 19.8 oz. $849
Nikon AF-S DX VR Nikkor 55-200mm ƒ/4-5.6G IF-ED 15/11 3.6 ft. 0.29X 52mm 2.9x3.9 11.8 oz. $249
Sigma 17-50mm ƒ/2.8 EX DC OS HSM 17/13 11 in. 0.2X 77mm 3.3x3.6 19.9 oz. $669
Sigma 17-70mm ƒ/2.8-4 DC OS HSM 17/13 8.8 in. 0.37X 72mm 3.1x3.5 18.9 oz. $469
Sigma 18-50mm ƒ/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM 16/12 11.8 in. 0.24X 67mm 2.9x3.5 13.9 oz. $199
Sigma 18-125mm ƒ/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM 16/12 13.8 in. 0.26X 67mm 2.9x3.5 17.8 oz. $339
Sigma 18-200mm ƒ/3.5-6.3 DC OS 18/13 17.7 in. 0.26X 72mm 3.1x3.9 1.3 lbs. $399
Sigma 18-250mm ƒ/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM 18/14 17.7 in. 0.29X 72mm 3.1x4.0 1.4 lbs. $479
Sigma 50-200mm ƒ/4-5.6 DC OS HSM 14/10 3.6 ft. 0.22X 55mm 2.9x4.0 14.8 oz. $159
Tamron SP 17-50mm ƒ/2.8 XR Di II VC LD 19/14 11.4 in. 0.21X 72mm 3.1x3.7 1.3 lbs. $649
Tamron 18-270mm ƒ/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD LD 16/13 19.3 in. 0.26X 62mm 2.9x3.5 15.9 oz. $649
FOR FOUR THIRDS SYSTEM DSLRS
Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50mm ƒ/2.8-3.5 MEGA O.I.S. 16/12 11.5 in. 0.32X* 72mm 3.1x3.8 17.3 oz. $1,199
Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-50mm ƒ/3.8-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. 15/11 11.4 in. 0.42X* 67mm 2.9x3.7 15.3 oz. $649
Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. 15/11 19.7 in. 0.36X* 72mm 3.1x3.6 18.9 oz. $1,699
FOR MICRO FOUR THIRDS SYSTEM MIRRORLESS CAMERAS
Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm ƒ/2.8 MEGA O.I.S. 14/10 6 in. 2.0X* 46mm 2.5x2.5 7.9 oz. $899
Panasonic G Vario 14-42mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. 12/9 12 in. 0.32X* 52mm 2.4x2.5 5.8 oz. $199
Panasonic G Vario 14-45mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. 12/9 12 in. 0.34X* 52mm 2.4x2.4 6.9 oz. $349
Panasonic G Vario HD 14-140mm ƒ/4.5-5.8 MEGA O.I.S. 17/13 19.5 in. 0.40X* 62mm 2.8x3.3 16.2 oz. $849
Panasonic G Vario 45-200mm ƒ/4.0-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. 16/13 39 in. 0.38X* 52mm 2.8x3.9 13.4 oz. $349
Panasonic G Vario 100-300mm ƒ/4.0-5.6 MEGA O.I.S. 17/12 4.9 ft. 0.42X* 67mm 2.9x5.0 18.3 oz. $599
FOR SAMSUNG NX-SERIES MIRRORLESS CAMERAS
Samsung 18-200mm ƒ/3.5-6.4 NX ED OIS 18/13 1.6 ft. 0.28X 67mm 2.8x4.2 1.3 lbs. $799
Samsung 50-200mm ƒ/4-5.6 NX OIS II 17/13 3.2 ft. 0.2X 52mm 2.8x4.0 14.4 oz. $279
Samsung 60mm ƒ/2.8 OIS SSA Macro 12/9 7.2 in. 1.0X 52mm 2.9x3.3 15.9 oz. $599
FOR SONY NEX MIRRORLESS CAMERAS
Sony 18-200mm ƒ/3.5-6.3 OSS  12 in. 0.35X 67mm 3.0x4.0 1.2 lbs. $799
*Apparent magnification due to the 2x focal-length factor of Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds image sensors.

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