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Here’s a Look at the VR Sport Stabilization in Nikon’s New $12,000 400mm f/2.8 Lens


The Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is a new $12,000 lens for sports and wildlife photographers. One of the new features to appear in the lens is a vibration reduction mode called VR Sport. The video above offers a look at how VR Sport compares to VR Normal and no stabilization.

Nikon says that, “while normal VR slows the frame rate, VR Sport enables high speed continuous shooting, a vital tool for sports photography.”


The VR Sport mode is designed specifically for situations in which a photographer needs to pan the camera, much like the Image Stabilizer Mode 2 on Canon lenses:

“When shooting action, especially on a monopod, the VR Sport Mode recognizes a panning motion to provide accurate compensation for camera shake, resulting in super-sharp images, with motion blur where the photographer intended,” Nikon says.

(H/T Nikon Rumors)