Does No VR increases chance of error (AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED)

Started Jan 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
NorCalAl
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Re: Does No VR increases chance of error (AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED)
In reply to Madhav, Jan 5, 2013

It seems many folk have confused the role of VR, especially now that VR comes labled with the Action.

VR will work to stabilize the movements of the camera only. The 'action' part of VR does nothing to freeze or stabilize the action of the subject - it simply means that the camera is expected to be in motion - such as in a helicopter, car or carried by a moving pedestrian.

Photos of action require, first, a decision by the shooter: do you want the action stopped or do you want motion blur? This question is asked regardless of the lighting. The answer determines your plan of attack.

For frozen action shots, you need high shutter speeds. Period. Whether shooting on the beach or in a gym, nothing but high shutter speeds stops action.

For motion-blurred action shots - those that show the subject moving - a lower shutter speed is required.

How you achieve those shutter speeds should be the object of your inquiry - not what role VR can play.

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