Do you guys use VR on or off mostly?

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Robin Casady
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Re: Do you guys use VR on or off mostly?
In reply to RBFresno, Apr 23, 2013

RBFresno wrote:

andreben wrote:

alegator wrote:

I always had the idea that VR should always be OFF unless stricltly necessary, like when shooting in vibration environments. I found a great article

I infer from such article that even with handheld, unless standing on a vibrating surface, VR should be OFF.

What's your feedback on this?

One thing to keep in mind as well is that sometimes VR can give you unwanted artifacts in your image. For instance, particularly if you have some fairly out-of-focus objects such as trees, bushes, or even buildings in your picture, VR-on can at least on some lenses give you some nasty looking bokeh due to shifting of the out-of-focus objects. Due to this, I try to keep VR off unless I think I need it due to low shutter speeds.

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Hi!

I know that folks say this (even Rorslett), and I may  have seen a few examples(?). However I've never been able to reproduce this

VR on at fast shutter speed; Artifacts in the  bokeh?"

Nikon D3 ,Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR
1/3200s f/2.0 at 200.0mm iso200

Read Thom's article on VR. There was no benefit to using VR at 1/3200 sec. and possibly some damage. At 1/500 and faster, VR cannot react fast enough to be of use, and if you catch it just right (or just wrong, actually), it will blur edges.

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