VR Function

May 5, 2005
Somewhere in the Oklahoma woods
I know that when using a VR lens on a tripod it is recommended to turn off the VR function. But when using a monopod it is left on. Do you think it makes a difference when the camera is in a horizontal vs. vertical position as to whether to change the VR function from normal to active?

I posed this same question to Nikon and got this answer:

Whether panning with the camera in the vertical or horizontal position, it is recommended to have VR in NORMAL. When panning, vibration in the direction of that movement is not affected.

So now I'm wondering what the "active" is really for?:confused:
Mar 18, 2005
Ellamore, WV
Real Name
Dave Watts
Active is for when you are on unstable platforms such as a moving boat, plane, or vehicle.
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