You can hear a buzzing sound, that's the actuators inside the lens trying to correct the micro movements due to your hand shaking.JOHN LEE said:Sometime can't help but to ask myself, are you sure the VR function is working?
How do you tell the VR is working or working correctly?
PS - I think someone will say "Give it to me and I will test it for you"
Probably because on the 70-200, the magnification is greater. For the 18-200, it would be quite obvious at 200mm but not very noticeable at 18mm.EdOkH said:I understand that problem cos the vr in 70-200 is very obvious and when i first held the 18-200, I couldn't see the vr at work, only after a while then saw it working...
speck said:Hi John,
Besides looking at the pictures taken, here's the mehanical side of it...
First turn off the VR - When you focus you will not hear a slight click sound which the VR tends to make. You will just hear the usual buzz/hiss sounds that lens makes during focusing. Notice the hilighted focus area carefully and when you hands shakes/trembles you will notice that the focus area moves/shakes in the same manner too.
Now turn on the VR and keep a sharp ear while you press the shutter to focus. You will hear a very soft click sound which is the VR activating. Release the shutter and you will hear the click sound again cos the VR is now deactivating. And when you focus with VR on, you will notice in the viewfinder that the hilighted focus area is sort of dampened and tries to stay put even when your hands are shaking/trembling.
Hope this helps. You should be able to tell whether your VR is working or not...
aiyo, cannot say until lidat mah :nono:fierysnake said:Haiyah.... Just shoot loh.. dont care so much liao.
Been using 18-200.. so what got VR.. you shake abit.. still blur mah.
STEADY hands is what you really need.. Else, get a tripod lah...
Just focus your attention on capture the moment and not thinking does it work or not loh.
my two cents worth.