Problem with Vibration Reduction - VR with Nikons?

Started Jan 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
Mako2011
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Re: New lens, same problem

Juggernaut122 wrote:

Hi all. Just an update.

I got a new lens and it does the same exact thing.

I still get a higher percentage of clear images with the VR OFF than I do with it on.

My impression is this:

-VR OFF may give me some less clear shots, BUT I can ALSO get very clear shots with VR OFF.

VR ON gives me more clear shots than a bad shot with VR OFF BUT will never give me an image as clear as the good shots I get with VR OFF.

-So if i take 3 shots in each mode, the best shots and the worse shots will be with VR OFF.

It is almost as if the VR gives me middle ground clarity but never great clarity - and that it does something to actually prevent a very clear shot.

Do I turn VR ON knowing I will get ok shots but never a clear shot, or do I turn it OFF taking the chance that I might get a great shot, knowing I am also risking a possibly worse shot. This is an easy decision if I have time to take many shots - the VR OFF will give me better results, but what do I do when I only have 1 shot to take?

I don't get it as the VR seems to not do what it is supposed to do & I am at a loss as to how to use this lens.

With 2 lenses doing the same thing, do I just have bad luck or does everyone have this same problem?

If you're getting the same results as before with a new lens, then somehow your camera body is preventing VR from engaging/operating properly (hard to imagine two broke lens but could happen I suppose). At 1/60s VR "on" should be significantly better than "VR" off. Send camera to Nikon for service would be my suggestion.

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