No I didn’t.............So which is it? You contradicted yourself.
rather than do a separate reply to each person I contained them all in one post. My reply to your original post was "If your IS on image is sharper than your IS off image you either have a problem with your camera or your tripod is not as stable as you think."
my reply to someone else that you quoted was "in modern cameras/lenses I have not seen any problems with leaving it on."
not a contradiction at all. but if you want to include what I said to someone else ok................................I basically stated that leaving IS doesn't cause any problems when on tripod. Your original post states that photos are not as sharp with IS off, which by all conventional thinking it should be sharp and according to some the IS image should be the not sharp one.
I still maintain what I originally said. either your tripod is not stable and that is why the image is not sharp with IS off or you have a problem with your camera when IS is turned off because if the tripod was stable the IS off image should be sharp. if you used the delay or a remote then the camera has a problem or your tripod is not stable. if you pressed the button without a delay it could be use causing the camera to move (which IS should keep the image sharp as you saw) and the image without IS could very well be not as sharp.