OSS Lenses and Tripods Question

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by TedG954, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Nikon advises to shut off the VR (Virbration Reduction) in a lens if you're going to use a tripod. I guess the counter-shake creates a shake went held steady via a tripod.

    Is there any problems with using OSS lenses with a tripod?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    I just turn OSS off when mounted on a tripod. Not sure what you mean by "shank"?
    • Like Like x 1
  3. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    You don't want stabilization on when lens is on tripod. The lens may start to "hunt" for vibration which can actually cause vibration.
    • Like Like x 2
  4. Austrokiwi

    Austrokiwi TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2014
    22nd District Vienna
    Ian Fenn
    I suspect the new 5 axis IBIS Sony has introduced will change that principle and we will be able to leave that form of IBIS on.
    • Like Like x 1
  5. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Unless Sony puts out documentation that advises leaving on IBIS on tripods, I see no value in tempting fate. I get that it's an additional step to turn off the IBIS, but if I am going to set-up a shoot that requires an mounting the camera on a tripod, it must be pretty important I get the best results. In that case, I am going to make that 1 additional check and turn off IBIS because I know that works.
    • Like Like x 3
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.