Does No VR increases chance of error (AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED)

Started Jan 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
Teila Day
Teila Day Veteran Member • Posts: 4,384
VR for "action"? Yes... but...

VR or IS *is* great for action photography because as others have accurately stated, it help you keep the lens stable when panning or holding the lens in one position-  that means that VR can very much help you keep the "action" framed the way you want it without having to worry much about your shaky hands making the image bounce all over the place while you're trying to get a shot.

So yes, VR does help shoot action, portraits, events, etc., simply by aiding the photographer's framing and limiting the effect of camera shake.

VR does absolutely nothing else.

Having VR isn't as critical as it once was because it is much easier today to compensate with a higher iso.  Today we can regularly shoot at 3200 iso with commercial results.  The higher iso allows a higher shutter speed which is what you're generally after when shooting "action"... VR can't help you there.

Some lenses are fast AND have VR, (e.g. 200mm f/2 lens).

If Nikon offered a VR version of the 24-70 f/2.8 lens, then that would be a great option.  However, they don't-  and I'd rather have a fast Nikkor lens than going for a Tokina, Tamron, or whatever else is out there just to get stabilization at the expense of likely having to compromise on quality, whether it be fit, finish, or image quality.

Until Nikon comes out with a VR solution for that focal length, I'd go with the fast non-VR Nikkor 24-70, and be happy

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