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

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Subject: [Leica] RE: Olympic photo positions
From: bladman99 at (Dan C)
Date: Tue Sep 7 17:07:23 2004
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Just for completeness, the new Minolta DSLR will have a moveable CCD sensor
to compensate for camera shake, and it will reportedly work with all lenses.

-dan c.

At 06:14 PM 07-09-04 -0400, Emanuel Lowi wrote:
>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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