Nikon D330018-55VR User Manual (en)

Technical Notes
❚❚ Vibration Reduction (VR)
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II lenses support 
vibration reduction (VR), which reduces blur caused by camera 
shake, allowing shutter speeds up to 4.0 stops slower than 
would otherwise be the case (measured at a focal length of 
55 mm with a DX-format camera according to Camera and 
Imaging Products Association [CIPA] standards; effects vary with 
the photographer and shooting conditions). This increases the 
range of shutter speeds available and permits hand-held, tripod-
free photography in a wide range of situations.
To use vibration reduction, slide the 
vibration reduction switch to ON
Vibration reduction is activated when the 
shutter-release button is pressed 
halfway, reducing the effects of camera 
shake on the image in the viewfinder and 
simplifying the process of framing the 
subject and focusing in both autofocus 
and manual focus modes. When the 
camera is panned, vibration reduction 
applies only to motion that is not part of 
the pan (if the camera is panned 
horizontally, for example, vibration reduction will be applied 
only to vertical shake), making it much easier to pan the camera 
smoothly in a wide arc.
Turn vibration reduction off when the camera is securely 
mounted on a tripod, but leave it on if the tripod head is not 
secured or when using a monopod.