16-85 lacks sharpness

Started Sep 16, 2008 | Discussions thread
OP David Mitchell Forum Member • Posts: 99
Re: also --

mecc wrote:

David --

Not to seem presumptuous, but you might also have some camera
movement and might need to work on your technique. VR is not a cure
all. Try S mode @ 1/125 or faster and see if this helps. VR also
takes about 1/2 second or so to kick in. Half depress the shutter
and wait for image to stabilize in viewfinder, then depress shutter
button to activate. Think 'slow squeeze' on the shutter button. VR
will not help if you're not waiting for it to engage, and it won't
help if you're poking or jabbing at the shutter button.

Not at all. I am aware that VR takes time to kick in, and yes I realise that camera movement may be contributing to the lack of sharpness but I've had similar results even when using higher shutter speeds.

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