View Poll Results: Macro: What u use most? Tripod or Monopod or Handheld

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  • Monopod

    10 20.41%
  • Tripod

    17 34.69%
  • Handheld

    25 51.02%
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Thread: Macro: What should I use?

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    Default Macro: What should I use?

    What do u use most often for macro/close up shoots of insects?

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    Default Re: Macro: What should i use?

    how to use any kind of pod? so clumsy how to hunt?
    Static subjects can use tripod
    Long working distance can use monopod, in fact you have to.

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    Default Re: Macro: What should i use?

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    how to use any kind of pod? so clumsy how to hunt?
    Static subjects can use tripod
    Long working distance can use monopod, in fact you have to.
    dats wat i'm trying to figure out, hence the poll...
    i keep gettin caught in low light situation and awkward position doin macro
    hand shake many˛, pic bcome blur˛...
    tried carrying tripod, dont even have time to set up or space too restrictive.. LoL

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    i think handheld is better...

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    Default Re: Macro: What should i use?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyben76
    dats wat i'm trying to figure out, hence the poll...
    i keep gettin caught in low light situation and awkward position doin macro
    hand shake many˛, pic bcome blur˛...
    tried carrying tripod, dont even have time to set up or space too restrictive.. LoL

    aren't you using flash?

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    Default Re: Macro: What should i use?

    I usually take macro of static subjects hence I use a tripod. For living subjects that moves, I'll use handheld.

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    Default Re: Macro: What should i use?

    I would prefer to use a monopod if I had one. Your hands wouldn't be so shaky until using a monopod still blur right?

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    Default Re: Macro: What should i use?

    I usually do handheld unless the possibility for handshake is at risk. This is because I have difficulties with a pod shooting macro with awkward angles sometimes. And handheld allows me to shift my vantage point more quickly.

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    Default Re: Macro: What should i use?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyben76
    dats wat i'm trying to figure out, hence the poll...
    i keep gettin caught in low light situation and awkward position doin macro
    hand shake many˛, pic bcome blur˛...
    tried carrying tripod, dont even have time to set up or space too restrictive.. LoL
    Low light situation?
    2 solutions: Add more light or higher ISO or both

    Hand shake/blur blur? use a faster shutter speed

    Isn't it better to have a nice picture (noisy)
    than a blur blur picture (no noise)

    you decide

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    Default Re: Macro: What should i use?

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    Low light situation?
    2 solutions: Add more light or higher ISO or both

    Hand shake/blur blur? use a faster shutter speed

    Isn't it better to have a nice picture (noisy)
    than a blur blur picture (no noise)

    you decide
    advice taken.. been practicing...

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    Default Re: Macro: What should i use?

    If you are using a +-100mm macro lens, is better to handheld can get closer to the subject.
    If you are using a 180mm macro lens, better use a tripod...
    TO SEE, TO FEEL, TO PHOTOGRAPH.

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