I was out with family late at night last weekend and took some shots using a D80, 50 mm 1.8 lens, and an SB-600. I tried my hand at dragging the shutter and while a few shots came okay, there were many more that did not. I mostly played with ISO 200-400, f/1.8 - f/2.8, and shutter speeds of 1/15 to 1/8 seconds. I suspect my hand holding skills weren't great because the biggest problem was handshake blur (or so it seemed to me). I was wondering if VR would have helped here? What puzzled me is that in a few cases even the primary subject (my son or wife or both) had blur - you'd have thought the flash burst would have frozen their motion/hand-shake. But that may have been because I over-exposed for the background and got some of the subject in the exposure too. I know most people scorn the idea of VR for a 50 mm lens but I am just wondering if I'd have had better luck with a VR lens (like the Tamron 17-50 2.8 or even the Nikon 18-55 (3.5 - 5.6) VR 2 lens).