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Can lens stabilisation blur the picture ?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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Keep the Lens Stabilisation ON only when the camera is handheld.

Many camera lenses come with some kind of lens stabilization technology. Nikon calls it  (VR) or Vibration Reduction” & Canon calls it IS or Image Stabilization” It helps to stabilize our image when you’re forced to hand-hold your camera; so do we keep it on all the time ? The answer is NO.

You should always make sure to turn it OFF when your camera is on a tripod.

How does the stabilization technology work ? The stabilization technology works by unlocking part of your lens. This helps the lens to “correct” movements. But, when your camera is sitting still on a tripod, the stabilizer will often look for movement that isn’t there, resulting in a blurry photo. See the example below in which camera was locked onto a stable tripod. In the image on the left,  the lens stabilization turned OFF. And, then it is turned ON for the image on the right. Untitled-1Untitled-2

In both the photos all parameters were the same, the only difference was that lens stabilization was turned ON in the photo on the right.