I have a d7100. Lately when I compose, press the shutter, then take a look, the photo seems to have "slipped" from what I originally composed. I adjust by moving the camera up or down to compensate for the "slip" and shoot until I get what I want in the photo. That's not right and I need your help! At first I thought it was just the 55-300 mm lense I was using, but it does it on the standard-issue 18-55 as well. Any ideas? Many thanks in advance for your assistance.
No, not with a tripod. Now of course, I'm madly running to find my manual so i can see where in the menu the crop mode is located to see if it's on or not. might i ask you... where is it and i can check.
Sat 22-Mar-14 09:41 PM | edited Sat 22-Mar-14 09:46 PM by Ozetter
Changing the Image Area to DX has made the difference! I do however, still detect a "moving" noise inside once the shutter has been released and there is still a slight "jump" or slight movement in the viewfinder. It's not changing the image on the monitor, but what I'm seeing in the viewfinder has moved up, then down.
Did a little experimenting - and that's exactly what it is - the VR setting on the 55-300 lense.
This is great - I thank-you all so very much!! I'm very excited to be a part of Nikonians and learn and be inspired by all of you. Next I'll get some photos uploaded and hope for the constructive criticism. My goal for this year is in the area of night photography - 9 more months and counting down...
Yes, I can very clearly hear the internal workings, centerings, etc. and I think the image area, coupled with the VR setting had me in a mild panic. All seems balanced again in my world (though all the experimentation was from the door to the back deck - it's very wet and cold at the moment), and I'm definitely feeling more confident. I really need to spend more time with the book and digesting the different parts, as well as simply shooting. Thank-you!!
The VR trays active for a bit (a second or so) after you release the button. If you listen closely you can hear it turn off. The viewfinder image can shift in the transitions and sometimes even during tracking as the elements recenter themselves. Also, as Joseph points out, if you just mash the button while wiggling the camera you can end up with an image not exactly as you expected. It's all normal and just takes a bit of getting used to. In a weeks time you probably won't even notice anymore.
sorry , I want to ask something missing in my mind if the reason of the slippage was because of wrong VR application then the image should have been not in focus but somewhat blurry . But I think the gentleman was complaining about the slippage of the adjusted composition. I mean wrong application of VR may not cause slippage of the composition but just focus. Does it ?
VR causes the image to be moved (up/down and left/right). If you do not wait for the VR to settle the image (1/2 second or so) then the image will be slightly different in composition since the image is not finished being moved/stabilized.
VR does not change the focus, but it can make the focus easier to achieve.
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We need a bit more information in order to help. Are you shooting from a tripod, and if so, what type of head? Some cheaper tripods and heads do allow a little "droop". Are you using VR? With your lenses, VR should be turned off when using a fixed support like a tripod, but even when hand-held, the VR system can shift the composition slightly when it engages.
With most Nikkor VR lenses, it should be switched off when the camera/lens is on a solid support because otherwise the VR system can attempt to correct non-existent movement and actually make things worse.
(note - this doesn't apply to the big "pro" telephoto Nikkors, which have a VR system that detects when the lens is tripod-mounted and adjusts for it automatically)