Why turn off Image Stabilization when using a tripod?

Turn off stabilization when on a tripod to eliminate the possibility of camera shake. The image stabilization (or VR) introduces vibrations to detect camera movement and this may create a "feedback loop" if your camera is already steady on a tripod. (Check this article for further information)

The only exception is when your camera has a tripod detection feature. Please refer to your Camera Manual to see if you have it. 

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