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#81
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It's an old Rebel with a 28-135mm Image Stabelizing lens. I also have a smaller and lighter lens but I seldom use that.

Keep in mind that I use this camera around the house.

I have a small Panasonic DMC-ZS20 for travel and other uses.

In fact, I used that to make some videos. Some of those were posted here earlier.

 

 

and:

 

 

 

Ahhhh I know this is off topic but just wanted to mentioned that now I know who made these great videos that I found on youtube!!!

 

Thanks for doing that Modeler12 I really enjoy watching them and to be honest I donwloaded them for futures reference.

 

Grtz

 

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In fact, I used that to make some videos. Some of those were posted here earlier.

 

Hi Jay,

 

I am curious, do you narrate the your actions as you are performing them or film the activity and then narrate afterwards.  I would imagine describing the work as you go could prove quite difficult.

 

 

 

Also, if you're using a tripod be sure to turn the image stabilization off due to 'Shake Return'.

 

This is an interesting point.  When I am using the tripod I often forget to turn off the VR (Nikon's Vibration Reduction) and it doesn't seem to matter with my Nikon lenses, but with the Tamron lense the captured image is quite blurry and takes a few head scratching moments before I realise I haven't turned the VC (Tamrons Vibration Control) off. LOL 


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This is an interesting point.  When I am using the tripod I often forget to turn off the VR (Nikon's Vibration Reduction) and it doesn't seem to matter with my Nikon lenses, but with the Tamron lense the captured image is quite blurry and takes a few head scratching moments before I realise I haven't turned the VC (Tamrons Vibration Control) off. LOL 

 

That's strange.  I don't have any issues with VR on the tripod on any of my Nikon lenses or my Sigma.  I'd never even heard of this before!


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That's strange.  I don't have any issues with VR on the tripod on any of my Nikon lenses or my Sigma.  I'd never even heard of this before!

yeah the Nikons are fine.  Its just the Tamron.  The VC in Tamrons is very 'aggressive'.  Off the Tripod you don't really notice the VR on the Nikons doing its thing but you notice the Tamron 'grabbing' the image and freezing it.  Works great but guessing the method used between VR and VC is different and why the Tamron needs to be switched off when on the tripod.

 

Cheers

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Brian,

 

"Shake Return" is the name Canon gave to the 'feedback loop' problem in Canon lenses.  Canon is correcting this problem on their "L" lenses with an algorithm that recognizes when the lens is mounted to a tripod.  If your Canon lens has "IS II", it is a newer version and the 'feedback loop' has been fixed.    

Here's the link to Canon and a detailed explanation about "Shake return":  http://cpn.canon-eur...ation_lenses.do

Tamron lenses also needs the VC turned off.  After reading through numerous Tamron lens instruction manuals, it appears the Tamron VC needs to be turned off due to numerous issues.

 

Also, Slog misquoted me, which lead to the confusion.  Here's my original statement:

Also, if you're using a tripod and have older Canon lens, be sure to turn the image stabilization off due to 'Shake Return'.  Canon is slowly fixing this. 

More information can be found here:  http://cpn.canon-eur...ation_lenses.do

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Also, if you're using a tripod be sure to turn the image stabilization off due to 'Shake Return'.

 


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Dee Dee,

 

I generalised your statement to reduce confusion.  

 

Taking your original quote on face value people may get the impression that only older Canon lenses suffer from stabilisation feedback whereas it is common knowledge that you turn off lense stabilisation when fitting a camera to a tripod regardless of the system in use. (DSLRs with lense stabilisation as I don't know how systems with in-body stabilisation is affected) 

 

Nikons VR doesn't seem to care but it is still good practice to turn it off.  Even though my current Nikkors are not effected who's to say others in their line-up will be.

 

In summary turn off the VR, VC, IS etc when putting your camera on a tripod regardless of the lenses you use and you won't go wrong.

 

Cheers

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