Finally...Tamron beats Nikon

Started Mar 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Shotcents Veteran Member • Posts: 4,472
Re: VC

dwa1 wrote:


Compared to Nikon's VR, does the VC in your copy of the Tamron tend to keep working for "a while" after you let go of the shutter release button? The copy that I am currently testing out exhibits this on my D300. I plan to do more testing to find out if this occurs with AF-C and / or AF-S modes. Also, have you noticed that the VC was a little noisy (compared to VR-II)?

Thanks in advance for any feedback.


Hi Wayne...

Sorry for the slow response.

I just put the Tammy on my D800 and found the following:

1) After releasing the shutter button the VC stays engaged for about a full second! I never noticed this before. 1 second is a long time and I never noticed it before. So next I put the 24-85vr on as it's also a consumer zoom and the VR also stays engaged when the shutter is released, but I'd guess it's more like half a second. I can't see how it would effect anything, except maybe the VC will wear a battery a bit quicker.

2) The Tamron's VC is louder than VR on any of my lenses. It makes a "whirring" sound; nothing objectionable, but easy to hear when I'm shooting. The 24-85vr is at least 50% quieter. Oddly, the 70-200 VRII is louder than the 24-85vr when engaged.

Have a good weekend!


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