How using IS on a Tripod can cause blurry images

Feb 13 2011

Did you know that by having your Image Stabilization (IS) or Vibration Reduction(VR) can cause Blurry images? Some people told me this is a myth, I even found some websites saying this wasn’t the case. So I tried it out myself. I setup a shot with a 30 second exposure, on a tripod, F/18 shot with a cable release to avoid any shutter-depression induced shake. Shot 1 : Image Stabilisation Turned ON Shot 2 : Image Stabilisation Turned OFF As you can see with the Image Stabilization (or Vibration Reduction) turned off you have a much better shot, sharper. The […]