Nikon Publishes Nikkor Lens Vibration Reduction (VR) Performance Chart

From Nikon:

Longer focal length lenses tend to have a Vibration Reduction (VR) function to compensate for image blur caused by camera shake. The function is built into the lens itself and is not camera dependent. When VR is not used a fast shutter speed is required to prevent image blur. When VR is active, slower shutter speeds can be used to produce an image without blur. The effectiveness of the VR function is measured in terms of how many shutter speed 'stops' advantage VR provides over normal use without VR.

From the 1st July, 2013 CIPA introduce a standard for Image Stabilization preformance for Digital Cameras. Nikon comply to this standard together with other manufacturers. The CIPA standard allows users to compare product VR performance in a way that is easy to understand.

This change means that VR performance figures (number of 'stops') provided in Nikkor lens product documentation and user manuals before 1st July 2013 may differ from the CIPA VR performance figures provided below.

The table below lists the Nikkor Lens VR performance according to CIPA standards.

FX Nikkor LensVR Performance
in stops
(CIPA standard)
AF-S Micro NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED3
AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II3
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II3
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR3
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR3
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR2.5
AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f5.6E FL ED VR4.5
AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR2.5
AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR4
AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR3.5
AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR3.5
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II3.5
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR4
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED2.5
 AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED2
AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR4
AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II3

DX Nikkor LensesVR Performance
in stops
(CIPA standard)
AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR3
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR3.5
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR3.5
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR3
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR3.5
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II3.5
AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED3
AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR3

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Posted: 7/1/2013 8:08:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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