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Nikon vr?

Asked by justin5824 (196points) September 15th, 2008

What is the difference between normal and active VR on a NIKON lens?

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Lightlyseared's avatar

Normal is normal ie same characterisitcs as a normal lense

Active VR mechanic vibrations are sensed by the lense and compensated for resulting in a less blurry image.

Mulot's avatar

Yep, stabilization system of the lens itself. It allow you to take pics two or three speed slower than without stabilization.

justin5824's avatar

I mean the Active-Normal Switch ,not the on-off. On a Nikon VR lens there are 2 Switches.
OFF-ON & Active-Normal.

cooksalot's avatar

Ok, according to Nikon the Normal VR is just that if detects and helps reduce blurriness from slight movement weather hand held or on a tripod. Active VR reduces vibration when pictures are taken from a moving vehicle or other similar situations. There is a lot more detail on the Nikon site.

pekenoe's avatar

normal is normal, average hand held situation, active is hand held sports photography or any other fast moving subject.

martijn86's avatar

Active allows you to pan with the subject. But for sports I would rather not use it and get a fast (f/2.8 or faster) lens.

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