Nikon: Why in-lens stabilization (VR) is better than in-camera [video]

by Klaus on July 26, 2011

in Photography

Nikon published in a recent article four reasons why in-lens stabilization (Vibration Reduction) is better than in-camera stabilization:

  1. Corrected finder image makes photo composition easy.
  2. Each lens is optimally tuned to achieve reliable correction.
  3. Image information captured by the AF and metering sensors is corrected with in-lens VR.
  4. Patterns of image blur are not the same with all lenses.
Click on the link above to read the entire article and expand on the four bullets above.
Also, here’s an interesting video showing what Vibration Reduction (VR) does inside a lens:

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Robin August 5, 2011 at 09:36

It seems to be an important information and I think it is indeed an innovation in digital technology by Nikkon.

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Albert August 17, 2011 at 11:31

I am sure that this Nikon in-lens stabilization is a great improvement compared to other forms of vibration reduction. The video in this article is a real eye opener. When you watch it carefully you will understand the high tech level of this solution.
Albert recently posted… Eye Scope iPhone Telephoto Lens Review

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James November 5, 2011 at 04:23

Great blog on the importance of in-lens stabilization. It explains very clearly and well why it is better than the in-camera stabilization.

Thanks.

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Giuseppe November 7, 2011 at 14:45

First, you should not use the stabilizer if it is not necessary, however never use it if the exposure time is quicker than 1/500s because the VR works to 1000Hz and we know from Nyquist that we can solve the data accurately only when we use a frequency less than half of the sampling.

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