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5 Stops VR? Has Nikon Marketing lost the plot?

Ferguson

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"RE: 5 Stops VR? Has Nikon Marketing lost the plot?"

Ferguson Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of Nikonians Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Sun 28-Oct-12 04:32 PM

>Hm, so you believed the 4 stops increase provided by the last
>generation (VRII), years ago, but it's now difficult to
>imagine that the technological advances added one more stop?

We are very used to Moore's law, that is true, and it is similar: double about every two years.

But Moore's law describes improvements in electronics; this is mechanical more than electronic. Look at something like disk latency, another mechanical issue (largely related to rotation and head movement). It has not improved nearly at that rate, in fact 15k drives and their 2ms rotational latency have been the top for something like 7 or 8 years if my failing memory is correct, and still have not made it into the consumer market (yes, they are now skipping mechanical for SSD, but they are skipping mechanical).

Is it possible? Yes.

Does a factor of 32 in vibration reduction from mechanical movement of a lens seem a bit far fetched? Does to me.

I rather hope it really is that good. But I'll believe it when someone objective measures it, not because of marketing claims that include "up to".


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