Tips & techniques

Low-light capability with wide-angle VR lenses

The wider the angle of view of a lens, the less effect caused by camera shake will be exhibited on taken shots. That's why most wide-angle lenses do not employ a vibration reduction function. However, if this function can be added, there will be a wider usable shutter speed range that achieves reliable hand-held shooting without worrying about image blur caused by camera shake. This enables capture of, for example, a wide indoor scene while maintaining the low-light ambience, or a slow-sync shot utilizing a wide and beautiful background with minimal blur, without using a tripod.