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Old Feb 15, 2010, 6:55 PM   #1
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Hello, my new Nikon camera d3000 has a VR setting on both of the lenses, I read the lens manuals and they are not very detailed. Can someone help me understand when I would and would not want to use this setting? I shoot landscapes, sports to wildlife. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 10:01 PM   #2
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Mike -

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Just turn the VR on and leave it on. It is powered by your camera, so it shuts down when you turn the camera off.

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Old Feb 19, 2010, 12:04 AM   #3
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Hi, so you would suggest just turning it on and use it for all types of shots?
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No you would not want to use it for tripod work, as the VR will induce shake when on a tripod.
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Hi, so you would suggest just turning it on and use it for all types of shots?
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Hi Mike, no, don't leave it on all the time, but the majority of the time. Tripod work will depend on the lens, but a lot now will detect being on a tripod and switch off, if they don't then as mentioned switch it off.

The other major are is sports, with pretty much all sports you will want it off as it will likely hinder your tracking of a subject and shutter speeds are high enough to take away any benefit. If you have a panning mode then this can be helpful in slow shutter panning shots, but even though I have lenses with this option I just switch off stabilisation in all sports situations.
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