Any thing wrong with using AF-C permanently?

Started Apr 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
Brev00
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In reply to Mako2011, Apr 27, 2013

Mako2011 wrote:

nfpotter wrote:

Yes, VR still works at the time of the shot.  Yes you can still get VR with a shutter button half-press.  What is the point of using the AF-ON button, if you still have to half-press the shutton button?

You do not have to half press the shutter button to get VR...You do have to fully press the shutter button to take the picture...when you do that, VR engages and works as always to mitigate the effects of camera shake.

Obviously, many of you don't realize how much easier VR make INITIAL FOCUS ACQUISITION WITH A LONG LENS.   For me, none.  AND, still promotes a weak grip.

That is indeed another use for VR...but not required for the shot.

I don't understand this reply.  If Master Potter uses vr (os) to help acquire initial focus with his Bigma, then he requires it.  He uses it to get and keep a steady frame while tracking his far off birds and such.  I would think that using os only at the precise moment of capture would decrease his keeper rate or, at least, entail a continuous shooting style.  That is precisely what I like best about my Tamron's vc--the ability to hold the frame steady at 300mm.  I used to use a non-vr lens at 300mm and survived.  Now, I require the vr assist.  I don't think that vr, itself, is required for a shot.

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