VR lens vs. AF-S DX lens.

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  1. Chriss

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    Ok so I was planning on buying a Nikon D5000 and when I saw it on amazon, I said it came with a 18-55mm VR lens. On Google Products, however, it says it comes with an 18-55mm AF-S DX lens. What is the difference between these two? Thanks!
     
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    One has VR (Vibration reduction) and one doesn't haha.

    I am almost positive the D5000 kit lens is the VR version though.
     
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    Oh ok haha. Which one is....better?

    Nevermind, that was pointless to say. Thanks though.
     
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    Not necessarily two "different" lenses. Whom ever put it up for sale may not have included all the acronyms in the title.

    VR = Vibration Reduction (no blur because you breathe lol) It's a feature on some lenses.

    AF-S = AutoFocus Servo (internal autofocus motor in the lens, since the D5000 doesn't have an in-body motor)

    DX = Camera Sensor format. DX = crop sensor, FX = full frame sensor.

    18-55mm AF-S DX VR can be one lens, or you may find it w/o the VR. Double check with where you're buying from, usually the kit lens has VR.
     
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    Does one really need the VR on such a short focal length as 18-55mm?

    Either one should be fine imho, the non-VR is a great little lens for what it was designed to do, and for what it costs, especially if you be sure to get the GII version.
     
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    Sure, why not :)
     

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