Will Nikon add VR to the 17-55 2.8 dx ever?

Started Apr 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Canon have a 17-55 f2.8 dx with is and usm
In reply to Guidenet, Apr 12, 2013

Guidenet wrote:

When you think about VR, when is it useful?

  1. The subject must be static.
  2. The shutter speed must be slow and without recourse. Light is challenging and you have no way to increase shutter speed to compensate.
  3. You don't have a better support system with you.

I have been in such situation once¹. Then I was on a moving boat, shooting aurora. I had a tripod with me, but it was of no help as the ground was moving. I haven't used the 17-55mm much, but actually it was this lens I had in hand this time.

But for me it is FX next time this eventually will happen, so I will never buy a DX vide angle anymore. But a wide angle with VR can be useful still.

¹Actually five nights in a row.

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