>So, if the synch speed were 1/250, that might have helped a >bit. I can't say whether that would have helped more than >having a VR lens would, though.
Sharper due to camera shake ? If you're using strobes on the subject that should freeze the subject with any subject movement blur behind them if in rear curtain synch? Or were the strobes only providing minimum fill with the ambient light being predominant and overall camera shake rising to the fore?