Problem with Vibration Reduction - VR with Nikons?

Started Jan 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
IeraseU Senior Member • Posts: 1,875
Re: ON VR...

Many people, including Thom Hogan for example, recommend leaving VR off and only turning it on when it is needed. The reason being that VR can actually hurt photos at worst, and do absolutely nothing at best, at higher shutter speeds. In other words, VR should be used only when it's not possible to generate a high enough shutter speed via aperture or ISO manipulation.

As for VR/IS being more effective on cameras with smaller sensors and lenses, that's not surprising at all. The lens elements and sensor are smaller and easier to compensate for, at least in theory.

In general, the advantage of a bigger sensor camera is mainly cleaner images at higher ISO, the versatility of being able to change lenses, and much greater control over depth of field.

Otherwise point and shoot cameras delivery very good image quality, as you discovered for yourself.

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