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Setting the vibration reduction ON/OFF switch
ON: The effects of camera shake are reduced while the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway and also at
the instant the shutter is released. Because vibration is
reduced in the viewfinder, auto/manual focusing and
exact framing of the subject are easier.
OFF: The effects of camera shake are not reduced.
Setting the vibration reduction mode switch
Set the vibration reduction ON/OFF switch to ON and choose a vibration
reduction mode with the vibration reduction mode switch.
NORMAL: The vibration reduction mechanism primarily
reduces the effects of camera shake. The effects
of camera shake are also reduced with horizontal
and vertical panning.
ACTIVE: The vibration reduction mechanism reduces
the effects of camera shake, such as that which
occurs when taking pictures from a moving
vehicle, whether it be normal or more intense
camera shake. In this mode, camera shake is not
automatically distinguished from panning motion.
Notes on using vibration reduction
• If this lens is used with cameras that do not have the vibration reduction
function (p. 20), set the vibration reduction ON/OFF switch to OFF. With
the Pronea 600i/6i camera, in particular, battery power may become quickly
depleted if this switch is left ON.
• After pressing the shutter-release button halfway, wait until the image in the
viewfinder stabilizes before pressing the shutter-release button the rest of the
• Due to the characteristics of the vibration reduction mechanism, the image
in the viewfinder may be blurred after the shutter is released. This is not a
• When taking panning shots, be sure to set the vibration reduction mode
switch to NORMAL. If the camera is panned in a wide arc, compensation for
camera shake in the panning direction is not performed. For example, only the
effects of vertical camera shake is reduced with horizontal panning.
• Do not turn the camera off or remove the lens from the camera while vibration
reduction is operating. Failure to observe this note could result in the lens
sounding and feeling as if an internal component is loose or broken when it is
shaken. This is not a malfunction. Turn the camera on again to correct this.
• With cameras featuring a built-in flash, vibration reduction does not function
while the built-in flash is charging.
• When using a tripod, set the vibration reduction ON/OFF switch to ON to
reduce the effect of camera shake. Nikon recommends the switch be set to
ON when using the camera on an unsecured tripod head or with a monopod.
But when camera shake is very slight, the vibration reduction function may
conversely increase the effect of camera shake by the movement of the system.
In such a case, set the vibration reduction ON/OFF switch to OFF.
• Vibration reduction does not function when the AF-ON button on the camera
or a focus operation button on the lens is pressed.