Nikkor DX 55-200mm - VR?

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  1. Willwors

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    I am quite interested in the Nikkor 55-200mm DX lens and my local camera store has a used one coming in at a very reasonable price. However, it's the model without VR.

    What is the opinion of having VR on this lens? Is it worth it, and is there a noticeable improvement in sharpness over the standard model? I'm trying to decide if I should search for a VR model or just go for the good deal.

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    Will
     
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    How good of a deal is it compared to the VR version? I know adorama has the VR version for 150 refurbished but I dont know if they ship to London.
     
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    VR will make much more of a difference at longer focal lengths. That is to say that it's much more important and will play a larger role on a 55-200 than it is on, say, an 18-55. That said, I think the VR is very nice to have at 200mm; I would recommend having it.
     
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    The 55-200 is pretty light, and VR will only help at higher shutter speeds. If you're shooting in low light it will help, if you're shooting in good light - not so much.

    Also, if you shoot from a tripod you're supposed to disable VR.
     
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    What he said ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^.
     
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    +! agreeing with the previous two. I would pass on the non-VR and If I had to, save for the one with VR.
     

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