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Watch Why you should use VR/IS/OS Sparingly on YouTube

Nikon calls it VR or Vibration Reduction.  Canon calls it IS or Image Stabilization.  Sigma got into the game and calls it OS or Optical Stabilization.  What is it?  Should I waste my time with it?  Should I spend extra money on it?  What are some of the drawbacks of using VR?  Should I use it on a tripod?  These are many questions I've received as of late with regards to VR.  In my video I will dispel some of the rumors as well as give some good examples of when to use it and when not to.  Its not as cut and dry as you might think.

I also explain the difference between Normal and Active VR modes.  Most photographers don't know the difference and just leave it on one or the other which is totally wrong.  Check out the video and let me know what you think about the new format.  Keep shooting!

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0 # Gary 2012-03-20 09:34
Great video Greg as usual. Always tons of genuinely useful info, very informative rather than 15 minutes of mind numbing nonsense promoting the latest fad usually found elsewhere. Bullet points as an aid is a winner for me, love the new format.
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0 # Greg S 2012-03-20 23:05
Outstanding. This is very helpfull.
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0 # Christina 2012-03-21 10:36
So that's when you use active VR. I had no idea when that would ever be needed. Great videos!
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0 # Mel 2012-03-22 17:45
tks for the tip, love the new format. I was in a camera store to check canons 100-400 and found out when I got home n downloaded images that I was @5.6 iso 800 and shutter speed of 1/80 and image was tack sharp didnt thing I could hold this lens that slow, In my case IS helped. Just my 2c worth keep up the good tips love the site.
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0 # ADIL. GAZDAR 2012-03-23 00:26
I love watching your immensely informative videos Greg. This one on "VR" was bang-on. Keep up the good work Greg 'cause there are a lot of people out there who can become "A+" Pro-Photographe rs just by watching all your videos. I am saying this after 37 years as a Pro & 2 years as an instructor at "The Photographic Society Of India-PSI" even though I know most of the stuff, but your videos are worth watching repeatedly & will benifit a lot of people, if they follow what you teach. Great work buddy...keep it up.
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0 # Kevin 2012-03-23 04:08
Thank you Greg for another outstanding well delivered video. Man the new format is great, looking forward to more. I never knew this about VR, I always keep it on, time to experiment a little without it.
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0 # Marc F 2012-03-24 00:53
Great info! I like your new video format. Keep up the excellent work!!
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0 # Goh Ah King 2012-05-25 07:03
you mentioned in your latest video on auto focus that 95% of your shooting is done with the single point focus. On the other hand you also mentioned that your camera has 50+ focus points and that one should make use of these multiple focus points In your words, the more the merrier. How do you reconcile these 2 seemingly contrary view. grateful if you would comment. Thanks
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2012-05-25 09:56
The 50 points allow me to choose from any of those, preventing 'focus and recompose'. Make sense?
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