Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/07

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Subject: [Leica] RE: Olympic photo positions
From: lowiemanuel at (Emanuel Lowi)
Date: Tue Sep 7 15:15:02 2004

Don Dory wrote:

> Robert,
> The VR lenses for Nikon are somewhat of an enigma. 
> For example, the
> 80-400 does its best job at the 80mm end which is
> not what is needed.
> For pros shooting sports or wildlife and don't have
> Mr. Herr's
> unshakable grip, then the IS lenses in the 300 to
> 600 range are required
> tools.  Nikon doesn't make a whole line and just
> recently started making
> teleconverters compatible with the VR function.
> As to over all ability, while I think that the Canon
> telephoto group is
> the best in the world, nobody would say that the
> Nikkors are second
> best.  Like all things, you have to evaluate what
> works for you and
> understand that others will have different
> requirements that may be
> radically different than yours.

I have heard through the grapevine that -- generally
speaking -- the VR & IS lenses are delivering somewhat
decreased optical performance (by the traditional
criteria) in exchange for the stabilisation feature.

Despite the "gee whiz" factor, for my money I still
prefer more traditional physical means of securing my
rig: a good monopod, tripod or chest pod.

Emanue Lowi

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