I am starting this thread to discuss VR(Vibration Reduction) or IS(Image Stabiliser) of DSLR lens. Just in short I call it VR from here on. And lets not mix the discussion of VR or its equivalent of compact camera so as to stay focus on the discussion.
I have seen many people highlighting the advantage of VR lens. Not denying the VR advantage, no doubt about it, be it at long end, slow shutter speed, low light etc. Just wonder if it has been over emphasised that it is giving an impression that VR would solve slow shutter speed constraints.
Now here is the discussion, assuming VR allow stepping down of, conservatively 2F stop(some may say 4 stop , I agree), does it mean that by having a VR, the image would definitely be sharp because of the VR function as compare to that of a non VR lens? assuming all else remain constant(meaning user, skills etc)?
With my limited experience, even with VR, chances is 1 shot would turn out to be good out of a few, depending on skills and experience.
Assuming all other factors remain constant. Considering price of a VR lens of typically about S$1k higher than that of a non VR, while VR is good, is VR so good?
Do share some experience and thoughts. Thanks!