Using Image stabilization and tripods

3 months 2 weeks ago #653399 by Nathan D
A few years back, you remember everyone was saying when on a tripod to always turn off your vibration reduction/ image stabilization.  

So is that still true?  

Most cameras have this built into the bodies and the lenses of course.  


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3 months 2 weeks ago #653401 by Nikon Shooter
Yes, truer than ever.

In fact, the only inconvenient is that it interferes with a
quick focus acquisition. Otherwise, no damage done, it
just makes no sense to use it on a tripod — or preach it.

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3 months 2 weeks ago #653405 by Nathan D
So if you have it turned on in the body, you better learn how to turn it on and off quickly.  


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3 months 2 weeks ago #653409 by Shadowfixer1
I have never turned mine off whether on lens or in body. I have never had an issue with it. I've been doing it that way since the nineties. I have never seen what some people claim will happen with leaving it on. 

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3 months 2 weeks ago #653410 by Baydream
If your tripod mount is stable, the VR or IS may misconstrue motion and actually add some movement. Turn it off and make sure you use proper stability actions to avoid movement. 

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3 months 2 weeks ago #653416 by Sanford

Shadowfixer1 wrote: I have never turned mine off whether on lens or in body. I have never had an issue with it. I've been doing it that way since the nineties. I have never seen what some people claim will happen with leaving it on. 



I'm with you.  I have forgotten mine on so many times.   No issues.  


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3 months 2 weeks ago #653500 by Shadowfixer1

Baydream wrote: If your tripod mount is stable, the VR or IS may misconstrue motion and actually add some movement. Turn it off and make sure you use proper stability actions to avoid movement. 

Just curious. Have you actually had that happen or are you just repeating what you've heard? I have never talked to anyone about it that has had this happen. 

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3 months 2 weeks ago #653539 by fmw

Shadowfixer1 wrote: I have never turned mine off whether on lens or in body. I have never had an issue with it. I've been doing it that way since the nineties. I have never seen what some people claim will happen with leaving it on. 


And I have never used the feature.  I'm a fan of tripods.  Comes from my commercial photography background.


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3 months 2 weeks ago #653544 by Joe Peterson

Shadowfixer1 wrote:

Baydream wrote: If your tripod mount is stable, the VR or IS may misconstrue motion and actually add some movement. Turn it off and make sure you use proper stability actions to avoid movement. 

Just curious. Have you actually had that happen or are you just repeating what you've heard? I have never talked to anyone about it that has had this happen. 


Mine is always on and no issues noticed.  


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3 months 2 weeks ago #653551 by Shadowfixer1
This issue was discussed in the Northrup podcast today.

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3 months 1 week ago #653701 by Steve Zahra

Shadowfixer1 wrote: This issue was discussed in the Northrup podcast today.


What was the outcome?  I can't watch those guys.


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3 months 1 week ago #653789 by Shadowfixer1
Cameras with native lenses mounted made no difference whether stabilization was on or off. There was a difference with third party lenses like Sigma and Tamron. Switch stabilization off when using those on a tripod. I guess that is why I have never had an issue since I have only used native lenses.

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