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Offline spikeyjen

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QOTD 30th October - Image Stabilisation
« on: October 29, 2013, 08:21:05 PM »
Following on from the tripod question, I learned a while ago that I should turn the image stabilisation (vibration reduction) OFF when using a tripod. Then I would find I'd forget to turn it back on when hand holding.

Do you change your IS (VR) setting when using a tripod?



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Re: QOTD 30th October - Image Stabilisation
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 08:36:30 PM »
I only have one VR lens, and never put it on a tripod. The ones I do put on the tripod don't have VR.
But if I did put my VR lens on the tripod, then yes, I would turn VR off. Then, as sure as eggs are eggs, I would forget to turn it back on again afterwards!!  :uglystupid2:
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Re: QOTD 30th October - Image Stabilisation
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 09:14:04 PM »
I don't turn off VR even on a tripod. Nikon's VR system senses if the lens is moving then activates VR else, if it's still it's automatically switched off.  :tup:

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Re: QOTD 30th October - Image Stabilisation
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 09:36:43 PM »
That`s not what I`ve read Oldboy. I never switch vr on unless I need it. Some notes here http://www.bythom.com/nikon-vr.htm that sum up what I`d been told nicely.

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Re: QOTD 30th October - Image Stabilisation
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 10:25:27 PM »
That`s not what I`ve read Oldboy. I never switch vr on unless I need it. Some notes here http://www.bythom.com/nikon-vr.htm that sum up what I`d been told nicely.

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Re: QOTD 30th October - Image Stabilisation
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2013, 11:01:05 PM »
The later canon lens have what is called tripod detection, All my Canon lenses apart from my 100-400 are of this type, so I never switch off IS. I cannot recall a time when I've used the 100-400 on a tripod

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Re: QOTD 30th October - Image Stabilisation
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2013, 07:27:25 AM »
 Off with the rarely used tripod, on with the often used monopod.
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Re: QOTD 30th October - Image Stabilisation
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2013, 08:21:52 AM »
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Re: QOTD 30th October - Image Stabilisation
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2013, 08:30:15 AM »
My Pentax K5 has IS in body, so all lenses are stabilised. It is automatically turned it off if the timer function or remote release is used. As you would never press the shutter button with the camera on a tripod because there is always the risk of movement, this covers the issue automatically, even for really old manual lenses.

Otherwise it is permanently on (my choice).

My older Pentax bodies have a switch.

Now, sometimes I forget to turn the IS off on these older bodies and can't say I have noticed one jot of difference in the results.

I expect this is because all IS systems work by analysing movement before releasing the shutter, and as the camera shouldn't be moving if it's on a tripod and remote or timer released, there are no corrections to apply.

Interesting article Jinky. Food for thought.
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Re: QOTD 30th October - Image Stabilisation
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2013, 09:11:16 AM »
Like Hinfrance, my Pentax K10D has IS which turns of automatically even while the switch is still in the on position, if a remote is in use or a time delay is set. I'm sure Pentax wouldn't make such an arrangement unless they thought it necessary. I've often wondered what the reason is. One theory I've heard is that an IS (or VR) system seeing no movement at all might occasionally try to "hunt" for a change and so actually create a movement.
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Re: QOTD 30th October - Image Stabilisation
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2013, 11:41:26 AM »
Like Hinfrance, my Pentax K10D has IS which turns of automatically even while the switch is still in the on position, if a remote is in use or a time delay is set. I'm sure Pentax wouldn't make such an arrangement unless they thought it necessary. I've often wondered what the reason is. One theory I've heard is that an IS (or VR) system seeing no movement at all might occasionally try to "hunt" for a change and so actually create a movement.

Looks like I need to read the manual properly Simon - I've got a K10D too and didn't realise that it turned the IS off in those circumstances. I'm proving myself to be a bit scatty this week, with forgetting to post my picture in the breakfast entries thread.  :uglystupid2:
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Re: QOTD 30th October - Image Stabilisation
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2013, 11:51:34 AM »
Like Hinfrance, my Pentax K10D has IS which turns of automatically even while the switch is still in the on position, if a remote is in use or a time delay is set. I'm sure Pentax wouldn't make such an arrangement unless they thought it necessary. I've often wondered what the reason is. One theory I've heard is that an IS (or VR) system seeing no movement at all might occasionally try to "hunt" for a change and so actually create a movement.

I`d heard the same about Nikon VR and certainly saw some evidence when my 16-35 was n a tripod with VR switched on when it did blur. Thought the lens was focusing badly until I realised and re-shot with perfect results (well apart from my input anyway ;))

 

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