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Vibration Reduction matters

I’ve just bought the cheap Nikkor 18-55mm VR lens for my Nikon D50. According to KenRockwell.com, this lens does the job very well. Actually I was looking for the amazing 18-200mm VR, but noted it’s too expensive for me. At least here in Brazil it costs 5x more than that 18-55mm.

The question is: once I already own a basic Nikkor 18-55mm which came with the camera, is that worth upgrading to another 18-55mm only because of this Vibration Reduction feature? Well… I was not sure really about that. I just trusted Ken Rockwell’s opinion and decided to give it a try. So, checking the result below you may guess whether I’m happy or not 🙂

These pictures were taken in f11, 55mm, 1/4 sec, no post-edition. I did my best to get them as much sharpness as possible. For a 100 shots sampling from Ken Rockwell look for the “Vibration Reduction at 55mm” table here.

Nikkor 18-55mm non-VR

Nikkor 18-55mm non-VR

Nikkor 18-55mm VR

Nikkor 18-55mm VR

Nikkor 18-55mm non-VR detail

Nikkor 18-55mm non-VR detail

Nikkor 18-55mm VR detail

Nikkor 18-55mm VR detail