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VR - On or Off At Higher Shutter Speeds?

Alan Russell

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Alan Russell Registered since 19th Mar 2007
Sat 22-Mar-08 01:01 PM

Hi all,

Please offer your persoanl feedback if you own VR Nikkor lenses:

Objective: to maximize inflight bird captures keepers using VR - On or Off at higher shutter speeds.

As a Nikon photoghrapher I mainly focus on inflight bird captures especially the seagulls. As a rule, I always leave my DSLR bodies (D2XS & D300) in speed priority at a minimum of a 1/1250th shutter speed to capture my gulls in motion. My main lens (70-200mm F/2.8 VR AF-S) being closer to the gulls at my favorite pier called Doxy Pond in North Woodmere, NY produces nice shots that I do crop at 66.6%.
The issue becomes whether to leave the VR on or off at the my prefered shutter speed of 1/1250th. Is there an advantage in keeping it on at this shutter speed or even higher if need be. What are the disadvatages of haven't it on at 1/1250th or greater?

Here's a VR-on pic:

http://www.eyefetch.com/image.aspx?ID=729852

Here's a VR-off pic (different pic)

http://www.eyefetch.com/image.aspx?ID=731273

Comments and expertise welcome!!

Alan Russell



Http://AlanRussell-Music.com

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