Nikon 18-55mm User Manual (ja, en, de, fr, es, sv, ru, nl, it, zh, ko)

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Vibration reduction mode (VR)
Enabling vibration reduction (VR) allows for shooting at 
shutter speeds approximately three stops* slower (at a 
focal length of 55mm) than when vibration reduction is 
disabled. Panning is also supported. (*Based on results 
achieved under Nikon measurement conditions. The 
effects of vibration reduction may vary depending on 
individual and shooting conditions.)
Turning the vibration reduction on and off
1
Set the vibration reduction ON/OFF switch 0 to [ON].
Note: Be sure to set the switch 0 so that the 
indicator is precisely aligned with [ON].
2
Camera shake is reduced when the shutter-release 
button is pressed halfway. Autofocus and manual 
focusing, as well as precise framing of the subject, 
are simplified because camera shake  visible 
through the viewfinder is also reduced.
3
To disable vibration reduction, set the vibration 
reduction ON/OFF switch 0 to [OFF].
Notes on using vibration reduction
• After pressing the shutter-release button halfway, 
wait until the image in the viewfinder stabilizes 
before pressing the shutter-release button the rest of 
the way down.
• If the camera is panned in a wide arc, compensation 
for camera shake in the panning direction is not 
performed. For example, with horizontal panning 
only vertical camera shake is reduced, making 
smooth pans much easier.
• Due to the characteristics of the vibration reduction 
mechanism, the image in the viewfinder may be 
blurred after the shutter is released. This is not a 
malfunction.
• Do not turn the camera off or remove the lens from 
the camera while vibration reduction is operating. 
Failure to observe this note could result in the lens 
sounding and feeling as if an internal component is 
loose or broken when it is shaken. This is not a 
malfunction. Turn the camera on again to correct this.
• With cameras such as D300 and D40-series models, 
featuring a built-in flash, vibration reduction does not 
function while the built-in flash is charging.
• When the camera is mounted on a tripod, set the 
vibration reduction ON/OFF switch 0 to [OFF]. 
However, set the switch to [ON] when using a tripod 
without securing the tripod head, or when using a 
monopod.
• With autofocus cameras such as D2-series and D300 
models, featuring an AF start (AF-ON) button, 
vibration reduction does not function even when the 
AF-ON button is pressed.
Setting the aperture
Use the camera to adjust the aperture setting.
Variable maximum apertures
Zooming the lens from 18mm to 55mm decreases the 
maximum aperture by 1
1
/
3
 stop.
However, there is no need to adjust the aperture 
setting to achieve correct exposures because the 
camera automatically compensates for this variable.