What do you think?
My 18-55 has VR. VR gives me a (consistent) two stop advantage. So the max aperture at 55mm (5.6) is effectively 2.8
My 50mm has a 1.8 max aperture, so that's another stop and a half over the zoom. And it stops subject movement, rather than just camera shake.
Since I got my D90 and can now have AF with all my lovely primes again, I just don't use zooms. However, it's winter and low light, so I'll probably back to using zooms in the summer.
So which is best? VR or fast glass?