VR & VR 2 How to know which it is.

Started May 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: VR & VR 2 How to know which it is.
In reply to bertair, Nov 21, 2013

bertair wrote:

I am looking at picking up used 70-300 Nikon Lenses and see some advertised with photos. The VR lenses clearly show the red "VR" on the lens barrel.

But some that claim to be VR2, I cannot see any markings other than the red "VR".

Is there some other marking that I should be looking for to ensure it is a VR2, or if it doesn't have a red VR2, then it isn't a VR2.?

I think that if I am paying a few $$$ dollars for a lens that will probably last me a long,long time, I want to make sure it is a later one with VR2.

Alternatively what are the best places for price, to pick up a new Nikon lens on line ?

The number in the name of the lens is the version of the lens, so 70-200 f/2.8 VRII refers to version 2 of the lens, not 2nd generation of VR.

There are 3 generations of VR technology. Gen 1 used red lettering for "VR", gen 2 and gen 3 VR technology uses gold letters.

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1. D800 is the first camera with resolution so high that it simply does not matter.
2. Most people who do not own/shoot d800 misunderstand it. Color depth and accuracy in addition to resolution is what makes d800 great. Resolution alone is over rated.

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