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August 20, 2013
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Do I need to use VR when I am using a tripod?

For example.. taking a photo of the moon..

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LiveView

focal length 200mm (Nikkor 55-200 f/3.5-4.5 lens)

 

Do I need to use VR(on) or not use VR(off)?

Thank you.

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August 21, 2013
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It is not generally recommended to use VR when using a tripod.
The motor may actually cause more camera shake than there would be without it.

There are exceptions, such as a windy day or during an earthquake.

When using a tripod don’t forget to use either cable or timed release.

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August 21, 2013
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its a very good question, I just tried it and put the focusing on manual but the VR system is generating constant movement, I put it off and then on again, anyway here is the result, not the best in the world but there is always next month 

 

f11 1/125 ISO250 with 28-300 mm Nikon at 300mm on a cheap tripod :)

 

DSC_2385a.jpg

 

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August 21, 2013
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Thank you for the information and commentsMr. Mandrake.

Thanks also for the sample photo Mr. aaz148.

Actually I try to take a photo of the moon last month using the ff:

Loony 11 rule

Tripod

LiveView

focal length 200mm (Nikkor 55-200 f/3.5-4.5 lens)

with the VR on

and an IR remote

the outcome of the photo is blurred.

And Sadly I cannot try capturing the moon this season (it is currently rainy season in the phillipines)..

I’ll try to capture a photo by next month..

Thank you.

Best regards,

August 22, 2013
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Hi,

With a hand on my heart, I can tell you that I took that picture without live-view on, without VR on, without a state-of-the-art tripod, without timer on, without remote control, without a release cable, simply with a steady hand forcing the camera steady on the wobbly tripod and manually zooming with the result is above.

Of course the focusing needed more elaborate work and that with the single point AF on. Good luck! you can make it!!!

 

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