Do you use IS when using a monopod?
Here is what Nikon says of VR lenses...
"When the camera is mounted on a tripod, set the vibration reduction ON/OFF switch to OFF. However, it is recommended that the switch be set to ON when using the camera on an unsecured tripod head or with monopod."
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