VR. Is it helpful in macro photography? Hi. I am looking for a macro lens and it's between this one and the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG. I ordered and have the Sigma lens. I love it's image...
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VR. Is it helpful in macro photography? Hi. I am looking for a macro lens and it's between this one and the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG. I ordered and have the Sigma lens. I love it's image quality. It seems to be a great lens. My biggest problem is most of the time I don't use a tripod and I am constantly getting blurred shots with the Sigma. I have tried to going to the Shutter Priority and that has helped a lot, but I still get a lot of blurred shots. I know the Nikon 85mm lens has VR. I really believe VR would make all the difference in my picture taking. Have you tried taking any macro shots with the Nikon hand held and if so, what was your experience? I would appreciate any answer you can give me. Thanks a lot. Ken
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Really for macro work VR is pointless, and is only useful when using the lens for a short telephoto. At macro distances, you really need to use a tripod to avoid the blur. If you read the fine print on the Nikon macros with VR, they pretty much say that the benefit of VR degrades the closer you are to the subject.
Hi William. I was able to get better hand held pictures by increasing my shutter speed. Sometimes it is not convenient to carry a tripod when the objective is to find a bee on a flower. By the time you get set up, the object is gone. I have two good tripods and will use them when I have to. I really appreciate your insight on VR and how it doesn't help in macro photography. I feel a lot better about my lens now and am getting some really good detailed shots with it. Thanks again. Ken