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Nikkor 18-70 vs 18-55 VR

Started May 18, 2014 | Questions thread
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Serge 07
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Re: Nikkor 18-70 vs 18-55 VR
In reply to msc1, May 24, 2014

Perhaps is just my shooting style but for the type of sports action as you are describing, I can't see much use for VR. I would see the need for a snappier focusing lens which the 18-70 is given it uses a ring motor reserved for Nikon's better lenses. The 18-70 has 3 ED glass elements which would come in handy to reduce flare and enhance contrast. I have yet to get mine to flare.

It is also at least a full stop faster which is always a plus for capturing sports type activities. This is no ordinary kit lens regardless of when it was designed.

Have fun.

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