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    True but the VR was released after Nikon ceased film camera production , so its obvious a digital camera lens and there fore any foolish notion of legal action would be laughed out of court, Nikon did no wrong or make false claims.

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    EASmithV, my recommendation is just get the old 80-200 macro ED and be happy Who need VRs anyway, unless you're doing sports or wildlife. If you're shooting portraits then you shan't see the slightest difference between the 80-200 and the 70-200. Except in your pocketbook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    EASmithV, my recommendation is just get the old 80-200 macro ED and be happy Who need VRs anyway, unless you're doing sports or wildlife. If you're shooting portraits then you shan't see the slightest difference between the 80-200 and the 70-200. Except in your pocketbook.
    I found VR (on an "old" 70-200VR) invaluable last night, shooting handheld photos for an indoor event where flash wasn't possible. It's not always needed of course, but there are occasions where it makes a big difference.

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    Yes, well, one can always name examples where VR saves the day! But unless you routinely do sports & wildlife, there are many more situations where non-VR saves the bank Especially now that the full-frame DSLRs are delivering credible results at ISO 3200 and up, VR is seldom a must have. Just something to keep in mind if you plan to shoot digital at some point.

    Anyway... if someone has money to blow and needs VR, then by all means go for it. I have a VR lens that I like very much. But I hardly ever need the VR and it's almost always switched off.

    In terms of lens quality, the 80-200 macro ED is fabulous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fstop View Post
    True but the VR was released after Nikon ceased film camera production , so its obvious a digital camera lens
    This is a FX lens design, which is for sensors the same size as 35mm film. It therefore works identically on either a film for FX sensor Nikon.
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    I would get an 80-200 but it won't AF on all bodies I have... From what I've read it also has a lot of flare. And if i'm not mistaken, the F6 supports VR
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Goldstein View Post
    This is a FX lens design, which is for sensors the same size as 35mm film. It therefore works identically on either a film for FX sensor Nikon.
    That may be true, there was the question of false advertising about its focal length.

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    If you want to particularly shoot portraits I suggest you buy a 85mm or 100mm prime lens, zoom lenses aren't ideal for serious portraiture for several reasons that I'm too tired to go into now, It's 1 A.M, and I'm going to bed .
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    If you want to particularly shoot portraits I suggest you buy a 85mm or 100mm prime lens, zoom lenses aren't ideal for serious portraiture for several reasons that I'm too tired to go into now, It's 1 A.M, and I'm going to bed .
    Very true, however it's going to have more use than just a 35mm portrait lens
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    I can't answer your original question, but I can tell you that the VR circuit kicks in with both my F5 and F100 so it should be OK with an F6. I'm sure you will be happy with whichever of the two lenses you choose.

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