Do you guys use VR on or off mostly?

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
michaeladawson
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Re: Do you guys use VR on or off mostly?
In reply to Espressoguy, Apr 24, 2013

Espressoguy 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?

From the article:

"Optimally, we want VR to have a stream of data just prior to pressing the shutter release fully. If we're using AF-ON to focus, our fingers usually aren't pushing the shutter release partially down, too. But you should practice doing just that. Sigh. That right hand is starting to do a pretty complicated dance: AF-ON up and down for focus, shutter release partially down for VR, right thumb dialing in shutter or aperture or exposure adjustments, maybe right middle finger dialing in aperture adjustments, shutter release fully down with the index finger for the shot. This, by the way, is one of the reasons why I prefer Nikon's ergonomics to Canon's"

I had no idea that this is how VR works, and I'm still a little dubious about the aboveĀ 

That article was from 2010.  That is how VR activation worked with the bodies at that time.  The current generation of bodies (at least the D4 and D800 do) activate VR when you press the AF-ON button.

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