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Discussion in 'Nikon Chat' started by Barney, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member

    ... what goes on inside your Nikkors?

  2. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    Thats interesting to know whats inside lenses, the music is good too!
  3. mark 1

    mark 1 Well-Known Member

    What I find strange is, ask anyone into photography and they Will tell you if you want a sharp image you keep everything as still as possible. But then VR shakes the lens around for you.
  4. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member

    Don't question the magic. :)
  5. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    No, it doesn't! I keeps the lens still while you shake around.
  6. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    If you buy a Pentax the VR is in the body - the magic painting pixies get shaken about instead of the lens. :D
  7. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Close but not quite.
    It keeps the image shaking about ideally exactly as the sensor is shaking about.
    Its all relative.
  8. mark 1

    mark 1 Well-Known Member

    So the world is turning, I am shaking, my lens is vibrating and my subject is moving. No bloody wonder my pictures are crap!

    If the lens produces a vibration why is it called vibration reduction. ? Did they steel the idea from photoshop where they called the sharpening filter a unsharp filter. I am beginning to think someone is making taking pictures harder than it needs to be.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2014
  9. Thunderer

    Thunderer Well-Known Member

    Switch off the anti shake system if you want to go back to the good old days and certainly when the camera is on a tripod.
  10. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member


    'Cos Canon had already got dibs on the phrase 'Image Stabilisation' that's why...;)
  11. mark 1

    mark 1 Well-Known Member

    I have VR on a few lens I own. I have played with it but have never used it as it was designed for. it adds so much cost to a lens and is one of the first things to go wrong. if I ever manage to save for another lens it will be the 80-200 2.8 as it hasnt got all that extra stuff that I manage to not use.
  12. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member

    Given the huge advantage it gives you when handholding I wouldn't be without it on my 70-200/2.8 and I wish I had it on my 24-70/2.8 too.

    As for it being "one of the first things to go wrong" I've yet to come across anyone who has complained of their VR failing.
  13. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath


    Now I know why I get dizzy, feel sick and fall over.

    Ta! :eek:

    [Just kidding!]

    I'm sOo glad I didn't buy Canon. :)

    [Just kidding! Again.]

  14. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera In the Stop Bath

    The only way of getting sharp quality pictures is simple! just mount your camera on a tripod........
  15. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member

    Well that's clearly nonsense.
  16. Sejanus.Aelianus

    Sejanus.Aelianus In the Stop Bath

    On behalf of Ivor, I resemble that insult!


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