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Archive 2013 · Is the 800 mm F5.6 VR the New VR
  
 
JBPhotog
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Is the 800 mm F5.6 VR the New VR


According to Moose's trivia video about the new 800 mm F5.6 AFS, the VR is completely silent. Unlike all the other super telephotos where the VR makes a whirring noise, this new $18k baby is quiet for video shooters.

Now, here's the question, is Nikon going to revamp all of their existing VRII lenses with this new mechanism so they too will be quiet as a church mouse for those of us shooting video?



Aug 19, 2013 at 09:26 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Is the 800 mm F5.6 VR the New VR


Nobody knows what Nikon is doing but Nikon. I'd imagine this isn't a new VR system.


Aug 19, 2013 at 09:43 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Is the 800 mm F5.6 VR the New VR


Same VR.With the size of the it they probably packed the thing with
2 sq/ft of r30 fiberglass insulation to quiet it.
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Aug 19, 2013 at 11:52 PM
 

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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Is the 800 mm F5.6 VR the New VR


Well the marketing department would like us all to believe it is the same VR unit so we'll purchase current models of the 300, 400, 500, and 600. But as Moose points out, it is totally silent so something internal has changed.


Aug 20, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Is the 800 mm F5.6 VR the New VR


He is correct - no noise and a lot lighter than a 600 vr. With the D4 it locks on any movement and stays stay there. I like the combo.


Aug 20, 2013 at 12:38 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Is the 800 mm F5.6 VR the New VR


And it is easy to handhold. Like the 200-400/4.



Aug 20, 2013 at 02:18 AM





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