Hi everyone: My camera has been in the shop for about a month now which has given me too much time to think and I am considering purchasing a new camera and perhaps a lens.
I currently have a D3000 and am thinking of upgrading to a D90 or D7000. One of the reasons I want to upgrade the camera is because if I understand correctly there are more lens choices with either of the upgrades. However, I think I got confused somewhere along the line because I thought I would not need VR lenses with the new camera.
The latest lens on my wish list is a NIKON 300MM F4 IF-ED AF-S. Note the lack of VR and this particular lens does not come with VR, but I thought that would be OK with the new camera until I looked up a review on both of them and according the the specs neither the D90 or D7000 have Image stabilization built into the camera.
Currently I have the 18-200 f5.6 zoom lens with VRII and i cannot imagine shooting without VR turned on. (actually I can imagine it because I've done it by mistake, and I need the VR)
There are not that many lenses available with VR, so I am thinking I must be confused about this Image Stabilization business, because I don't see how anyone would be able to shoot hand held with a non VR lens. I thought I needed VR for my D3000 but that other cameras had image stabilization in the camera. If this is not correct then I can stroke one thing off my list of reasons to get a new camera.
So the question is: Do any of the Nikon cameras have image stabilization built into the camera. I would like to get a camera that gave me more lens options, but if VR lenses are required on all the cameras in order to shoot hand held, well that will make a big difference in my decision.
Hope someone can help me out on this. I have been trying to research myself, but usually end up confused and lost in a mess of irrelevant technicalities and go off on many tangents