I copied this quote from Wikipedia on Image Stabilization. Could someone comment on "Active Mode" please.
"Some of Nikon's more recent VR-enabled lenses offer an 'Active Mode' that is intended to be used when shooting from a moving vehicle, such as a car or boat, and should correct for larger shakes than the 'Normal Mode'"
Or, indeed, when you are attending a concert at which the audience around you is moshing
, while you are trying to take a picture of the band. This could be helpful to some of our fellow forum members who are into concert photography. (hint, hint)
Anyway, on a more serious note... Nikon claims its vibration reduction system, which as we know is lens-based, is superior to that of some of the other brands, which is sensor-based.
The rationale for this being that, for each individual lens, there is a tailor-made vibration reduction device, and thus optimisation is achieved, unlike the system that relies on correcting shake at the sensor and must therefore become a "jack of all trades" (as it must correct every lens you want to attach to the body).
Is there any merit to this claim, or is it just marketing?