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c40uk 5 82 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 9:09AM
you get to the place you want to be, get all set up, take a few shots at a few different setting, get your shoot ready take a few shoots pretty sure you have a pin sharp shot you want , get home put card into laptop to download images, thumb nails all looking good and feeling pretty happy with myself , only to open images up to find there all a bit fuzzy at the edges .
subject water fall into river flowing round some rocks , lighting nice and broken through trees catching a few mossy rocks , 0.5 0.8 1second. 1.5 and 2 second exposer times ,
,all confused as how it could happen camera was on a tripod rock solid on a 2 second self timer so i knew there was no camera shake , then it hit me ......
i didnt turn VC of the lens , a homer simpson doh moment followed ! gutted i was , but it wont happen to this beginner again i hope .

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Graysta 13 1.1k England
14 Jul 2013 9:19AM
I alway's tape over the VR switches on my Nikon lenses, I find it easier to move a piece of tape if needed then to be catching them as they in an easy place to move as you hold the lens.
c40uk 5 82 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 9:29AM
as a complete novice i was proper happy i may have a good photo too, but alas not that time. its a learning curve
ArtyArt 7 324 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 9:41AM
I may be wrong on this, but I thought it was better to off VR when using a tripod or never press the shutter all the way down straight away as you have to let the VR system settle down before taking the shot.
matmonty 13 136 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 10:11AM
It could also be mirror vibration!!!!! Sad Sad
KenTaylor Plus
13 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 10:27AM

Quote:I may be wrong on this, but I thought it was better to off VR when using a tripod

Quite so while also throws up a poor design feature.
As stated tape over it or super glue it to off Wink

It begs the question that perhaps modern cameras are a little too complicated
Dave_Canon 11 1.4k United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 11:42AM
This is not a problem with my Canon IS lenses. When using a tripod, movement is clearly zero or almost so and the sensor in the IS system deactivates IS. It is still probably a good idea to switch it off but I usually forget but fortunately it does not matter for my two IS lenses. Are you sure that this is not true for Nikon VR lenses and the problems actually due to something else?

c40uk 5 82 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 11:45AM
mines a tamron lens , and only reason i think its that , is cause i read it in the reviews before i bought it . Smile

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