Problem with Vibration Reduction - VR with Nikons?

Started Jan 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
d3xmeister Veteran Member • Posts: 3,380
Re: Problem with Vibration Reduction - VR with Nikons?

You are all making a HUGE MISTAKE.

If the Canon 60mm is 35mm equiv. of 336mm than you should use a shutter speed of at least 1/320 when hand held. With IS on you can use much slower SS, as demonstrated (1/60)

The Nikon 200mm 35mm equiv. is 300mm. So again, for safe had holding you need at least 1/320 according to the well known rule. Anything lower and you will rely on VR.

I also use the D5100 with the 2 kit lenses and I found the VR not that good. To be honest after some tests I decided to keep it off all the time.

So shooting both cameras at the longest end and the same shutter speed is fair enough. You will find that the Canon IS is much better. My Canon S90 IS works wonders where my 18-55mm VR is a waste of time. Probably other Nikon lenses, the more expensive ones do better.

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