#1. "RE: Vibration Reduction" | In response to Reply # 0JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Thu 09-Feb-12 06:01 AM
VR is only running when you press the shutter release. Assuming that you turn off the camera when it is not in use, the position of the VR switch on the lens will not matter.
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#3. "RE: Vibration Reduction" | In response to Reply # 0
Perhaps. I find that it's quite possible to not give enough time for the VR element to settle, leading to very poor results. It's not a problem with proper use, but often I'm not always careful enough. As a result I turn VR off if I'm not expecting to need it.
Moreover, it is said that VR can affect bokeh, and I have a small amount of evidence that this is true. Since I use VR only when necessary, it's not a concern to me.
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#4. "RE: Vibration Reduction" | In response to Reply # 0
In a word, No.
Before you turn the power switch off, wait for the VR mechanism to disengage. It takes a few seconds after you release the shutter button.
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