Do you guys use VR on or off mostly?

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
GregF Senior Member • Posts: 1,912

alegator wrote:

I always had the idea that VR should always be OFF unless stricltly necessary, like when shooting in vibration environments. I found a great article

I infer from such article that even with handheld, unless standing on a vibrating surface, VR should be OFF.

What's your feedback on this?

Many times I can get better handheld shots with my 24-85VR lens than my 85 f/1.8 because I'm spoiled by the VR and my technique suffers...I have to remember I don't have it when using the prime.

I also use a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS and the stabilization works well.  I can hand hold most shots at 200mm in all sorts of light.

For me, it eliminates the need to carry a tripod for 90% of what I do.  And yes, I just pulled that number out of you-know-where, your mileage may vary

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