Lack of VR in Nikon 300mm f4 - big deal or not?

Started Apr 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
SanMat
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Re: Lack of VR in Nikon 300mm f4 - big deal or not?
In reply to familypast, Apr 23, 2013

No - it isn't.  I agree with many of the previous comments.  If you can't extract sharp detail from that lens, it's user-error.  It's not the fastest-focusing lens (though still plenty good for birds-in-flight) - just don't expect to be able to focus as quickly as with lenses like the 70-200 f/2.8, or 300mm 2.8.

I had to take this one standing on one leg (I had just had hip surgery).  The main processing I did with this one (LR 4) was noise reduction (shot with D300s at ISO 900, which was a bit grainy).

Pete

D300s with Nikon 300mm f/4, ISO 900, 1/640 sec., f/6.3, handheld

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