Nucky From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 32 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3622 times:
Could anyone out their please explain the difference between the VR modes 1 and 2, and which mode you find best for our purpose?
I have very recently obtained the lens and I'm still not sure even after much research!
Many thanks for any guidance/advice offered?!
Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3621 times:
Vibration reduction is turned on and off via a three position switch on the left side of the lens. VR mode 1 reduces vibration from the moment the shutter is lightly pressed and the meter is activated. This allows you to see the effect in the viewfinder. Mode 2 only activates VR when the shutter is fully depressed.
Psyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3572 times:
The only other advice I would give would be contrary to what you have gotten already. Mode 1 allows the VR to stabilize better before the shutter fires. I have read that using mode 1 gives better "results" as the system has more time to stabilize the picture.
If you can live with the "jumpy" viewfinder image, mode 1 will give better results.
Redfox From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3562 times:
Use mode 1, stabilisation when shutter button half depressed always as it takes VR several seconds to fully stabilise. I have not seen mode1/mode2 on any other VR Nikkor. I believe 80-400 f4.5-5.6 was the first VR Nikkor.
Forget about mode 2.
My copy did not have a jumpy image using mode 1 the image should be static during mild vibration due to camera shake. It actually works very well in windy conditions.
Kereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3524 times:
I use it as follows:
Jets and fast moving objects Aperture Priority f8 setting VR off above 1/500th second.
Prop aircraft Shutter Priority set between 1/200 - 1/30(depends on what effect I want) VR on mode 1 and pan with action.
I haven't used mode 2 as yet.
On the 70-200 VR lens the second mode is used when you are in a vehicle and need VR on both vertical as well as horizontal axis. Correct me if I am wrong and this doesn't apply to the 80-400 lens?