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Is VR critical for WA lens?

robsb

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Sun 18-Nov-12 09:54 PM

I agree with the general sentiment here. I only own one VR lens (my 70-200 VR), and I use a 17-35 f/2.8 zoom for my go to WA lens. It has no VR and I have never felt I needed it. Now I do have a D700 which allows me to shoot at high ISO and with practice I am often able to hand hold down to 1/8 sec using simple tricks like bracing myself or shooting a burst of shots and picking the one without movement. Even on my 70-200 VR, I rarely use the VR function as it is basically useless at high shutter speeds. If you are shooting in situation where you need a slow shutter speed, then it can help, but your subject needs to be mostly static as any movement at really low speeds is going to show as blur, unless that is what you are going for.

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