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| Re: Nikkor AFS 70-200mm/4 VR - First impressions |
As shown above, the new VR is quite effective. The number (or better, the %) of keepers in settings where you would not even consider taking a handheld shot with a high resolution body like the D600 or D800E was surprisingly high. When more photogs will have spent some time with the lens, then we will see the real impact this new VR has, but currently I would see it as better than the previous generation. Gee, I remember the many discusssion about lens techniques and reciprocal factors. They are stil valid of course for the latest and greatest result, but the ease of use to move the "average result" up is astonishing.
Where the VR cannot help is when the subject is moving, like with animals. Here the time of 1/125 sc was barely enough to freeze the motion. Alternatively, ISO could have gone up, but wehre originally kept down to accomodate the big dynamic range. Anyway, there many solutions. I took a simple one. The resolving power at f4 (I had a D800E) is remarkable.
D800E, ISO 100, handheld, 200mm, 1/125sec, f4, 2560x1440