Thanks for the tips! I tried what you recommended last night and could not see a difference between the VR on/off pics at 1/60.
Good point lol. I'm a beginner and just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. Thanks for your reply!
I had heard that you should turn VR off when using a tripod. I was more worried about handholding the camera, but with the recommended faster shutter speed, I should be fine. Thanks for the link to Nikon's explanation. Very helpful!