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    Default How To Hold The Lens On A DSLR?

    I am more refering to the left hand that holding the lens zoom ring.
    1) Can I hold it such way that the left plam facing front and thumb
    facing downward?
    2) Or thumb facing toward left side and plam facing ownself?

    I am asking cos I see some Sigma lens zoom ring is very near to the mounting
    and if using method 2, difficult to turn the zoom ring.
    method 1 feel better.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: How To Hold The Lens On A DSLR?

    i use method 2

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    Default Re: How To Hold The Lens On A DSLR?

    Option 2 is ideal because it also gives you support from the glass's weight, you will be able to hold your hand and rest your arm against your body for more support and to reduce hand shake. Also, if you're using AF-S glasses, holding the bottom of the glass allows you not only to zoom but also to override the AF if necessary.

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    Default Re: How To Hold The Lens On A DSLR?

    I do both.
    Option 2 when handholding
    Option 1 when the camera is tripod/monopod mounted.
    Last edited by AncientMariner; 19th August 2005 at 06:34 AM.

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    Default Re: How To Hold The Lens On A DSLR?

    left hand thumb point upwards, let the lens rest on left hand palm

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    depends which you more comfortable with... same like which leg goes 1st, once u learn it, u can't unlearn, so when you are comfortable with whichever style, den use that style... just enhance on the stability...
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    Default Re: How To Hold The Lens On A DSLR?

    Just got back whole day from my company conference at Oriental Hotel..
    2 more days to go..
    Tried the both way on a just bought used sigma and option 2 is the best..

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    Default Re: How To Hold The Lens On A DSLR?

    I use both method depends on situations.

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