Using VR

Feb 20, 2006
Port Orchard WA
I just received my new lens 70 to 200 VR and have a few questions from your expertise using this great lens . 1. When using The VR hand held what do you set it at Normal or Active ? The instructions are not clear as I read them ( It say when taking pitchers- set either normal or active). 2. When mounted on a tripod which one do you use normal or active ?? Thank you for the information Jim
May 11, 2006
Naperville, IL
Set it to 'Normal' when using handheld or with a monopod but switch the VR off if you will be using a tripod. If you are in a moving vehicle, boat, etc. set the switch to 'Active'. Thats all there is to using the VR function.
Feb 11, 2007
Sanford, FL
Real Name
William Beem
Handheld - Normal
In a moving vehicle - Active
Tripod - Off

I'm really impressed how well it works in Active mode in a moving vehicle. I just tried it at Disney's Animal Kingdom on the safari ride and kept grinning while this thing kept pulling in the shots while on the move.

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Feb 6, 2005
South SF Bay Area, CA.
When taking pitchers (particularly more than one), you definitely want to use the active mode... to counterbalance the shaking that may result from that much drinking! :eek::tongue::biggrin:

When taking pictures, normal is for most of the time, active is for shooting from a moving vehicle (or while on a boat). And, don't forget to turn VR off when using the lens on a tripod! In other words, listen to the others in this thread... :wink:

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