VR/IS attachment

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  1. midget patrol

    midget patrol TPF Noob!

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    Has anybody developed or marketed a VR or IS attachment? It could mount in the same place a teleconverter would but it would allow any lens to become VR or IS (whatever you want to call it).

    Has anybody marketed one?
     
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    the stabilization is within the lens right? Putting a piece next to the lens between it and the camera wouldnt stabilize it.
     
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    Can't see it working. If you assume that the VR wouldn't be as good as Canon/Nikon and maybe offers a 1-2 stop improvement, it would be negated by the reduction in max aperture.

    At least that's my guess...
     
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    Technically...I imagine it could be done. However, I doubt it could be done as well as in-lens stabilization and there would be other problems like loss of light & image quality.

    Interesting idea though.
     
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    Ditto. Companies have either gone for lens-based systems to best counter vibration with a specific lens, or body-based systems to offer a reasonable reduction of the effects of vibration with any lens. I honestly can't see how a system in between would be as good as either of those. Plus as mentioned it would act as a teleconverter, reducing max aperture, and noticeably reducing image quality unless it had really good glass which would make it more expensive. So no, I can't see it happening.
     

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