Vibration Reduction Shots

I just had 2 shots of Tequila and some Jim Bean so this is a perfect time to show why VR helps. The below photos were shot with an Nikon 18-200mm AFS VR. Thanks to Roger for letting me try out this nice lens. I didn’t have the time to do a full review, but I hope I will be able to have the chance to do it in the future. My first impression of this lens is very good.

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Sunset at 18mm.

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Pretty good bokeh.

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100% crop, hand held at 1 second. Look how sharp it is. Vibration reduction really helps.

I had the chance to try out the Nikon AFS 18-200mm VR a while back and I was quite impressed by the VR2. Although it was quite noisy (high pitched whine), it really works. Gives you almost 4 stops advantage when VR2 is turned on. Now I hope Nikon will follow Canon’s footsteps by introducing a wide angle lens with f2.8 with VR. Continue reading