18-200mm really moves off shelves

Started Jul 23, 2007 | Discussions thread
JeffryZ Senior Member • Posts: 2,464
Re: Do I need VR?

Looks like haze is more of a problem than camera shake- which is what VR is intended to help with. A polarizer or UV filter can sometimes help to reduce it for a bit. As far as a safari, once you get out into the wide open spaces, a 200mm lens seems more like a normal 50mm lens. You will want at minimum a 300mm or 400mm lens perhaps with a teleconverter- depending on how close you will be to the wildlife. VR will definately help there. A tripod is also recommended if you tack on a teleconverter.
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Nikon D80
Nikon DX 18- 135mm f/3.5- 5.6 lens
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Nikon 70- 300mm VR

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Nikon D500 Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm f/2.8 DX +2 more
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