Question about Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Nikkor Lens

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Vibration Reduction not working

I have the lens about 4 months and was not too impressed with it until I seen VR working on a friends camera. Now I realise mine was not working from the start. It is on a Nikon D80 and the unit is turned on.

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  • debrahdallas Oct 29, 2008

    Camera still takes fuzzy photos even when vr is on.

  • Brian Williams May 11, 2010

    Lens settings - M/A, VR On, Normal (not Active) -- when you press the shutter release halfway and it focuses, you should hear a tick from the lens as VR engages and you may even hear the little gyros spinning. Do you hear this? At 200mm it's pretty obvious when VR engages because all the little jumpies stop.


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This feature is not an "end-all" to using a tripod for those razor sharp images. The VR may buy you one or two stops of light max. This may be enough in a pinch but invest in a tripod (a good one) for razor sharpness!

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