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 Post subject: V R !!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:07 pm 
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hi,

ive got a 18-55mm kit lense that came with my d3200, not used to often now as santa delivered a new lense ( nikon 35mm f1.8) that is more prefered when using it to photo my family and portrait style shots. i use this mostly for shooting landscape shots (well trying anyway)

however im curious as to understand when is it best for me to have vr on or off. as some articles i have read have confused me...

is it as simple as:
hand held shot- turn it on.
tripod-turn it off.


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 Post subject: Re: V R !!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:04 pm 
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Hi jgc.


first off, VR won't freeze subject motion! (kids playing, dogs running etc)

It minimizes blur caused by camera shake, which allows slower shutter speeds to be used in lower light.eg in poorly lit buildings/churches etc
It can also be useful in less than ideal light/overcast if taking landscape shots, where say f2.8 isn't ideal to keep ISO at a reasonable level & still give a reasonable depth of field you may need.

Also, VR CAN be counter productive if it's switched on & you're shooting with a reasonably fast shutter speed where it's not actually needed.
Good light & reasonable shutter speeds you don't need it.

Tripod......off.
Hand held.......depends on the subject (moving or static?)

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 Post subject: Re: V R !!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:18 pm 
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cheers. makes more sense in english.

so if im shooting hand held, fast moving objects, is it best on or off.?

many thanks for taking the time to reply

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 Post subject: Re: V R !!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:26 pm 
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Shooting hand held for fast moving objects, it is best off.

Just think of it as a tool which, if needed in less than ideal lighting, can in effect give you an extra 2 or 3 stops.

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 Post subject: Re: V R !!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:08 pm 
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cheers.

that makes it a lot easyier to understand now.

i wish everyone could to folllow your advice and explain some of the technical buts in simple english- as you have.
it does make it so much easier for beggingers like me.

thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: V R !!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:35 pm 
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tbh I'm the least techie person on the planet! It took me a good while to get my head round VR. :wink:

If it's plain & simple explanations you need..............I'm your man! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: V R !!!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:22 pm 
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You can actually see what the VR is doing before you shoot by holding the shutter button halfway. This is easiest to see when you have the lens on maximum zoom and camera is hand held. Try this with VR on and off to spot the difference.

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