D800 with 24-70mm and VR question.

Started Feb 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: VR is of Very Limited Use.
In reply to Daniel Lauring, Feb 17, 2013

Daniel Lauring wrote:

My advice is to take advice from people who have used VR and understand it's benefits.

There are statements in that piece that push the envelope of truth in order to make the argument against VR more compelling. It is always better to NOT push the envelope because it puts your entire argument in question.

How do you counter his logical argument that VR adds a bunch of moving parts that have to keep up and counteract your random movements?  The sample rate and execution of VR would need to be high indeed to perfectly account for it.

Also I guess you discount his and others' personal experience of better shots without it on.

Do you shoot in full Auto?  Why not?  If the VR implementation is seamless, Nikon engineers should also do all the other settings for you as well?

There's no doubt that shooting manual one can do better than the camera does in Auto or scene modes.  Is VR somehow better than the photographer's choice?

-David

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