Like other lens makers, Nikon has its own technical jargon for the features and specifications of its lenses. The first bit of Nikon lens jargon is the name – Nikon brands its lenses ‘Nikkor’’ – though some reviewers and retailers us the name ‘Nikon’ instead, just to be clear about who makes them. Nikon camera […]
VR (Vibration Reduction – Nikon)
Nikon's name for its image stabilization technology, as built into its DSLR lenses. Tiny gyroscopic sensors detect any camera movement during the exposure and instantly shift a group of internal lens elements to compensate and keep the image steady on the sensor.
An image stabilizer is used to get sharp photos at slow shutter speeds which would normally be spoiled by camera shake. The minimum ‘safe’ shutter speed depends on the conditions and the lens you’re using, but an image stabilizer can let you use shutter speeds up to five stops slower – or more. Image stabilizers […]