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    Does it really matter for outdoor shots with good sunlight? with average shutter speed 1/250 - 1/1000? If i dun have it, will it affect the sharpness of the pics if i have minimal handshake and correct aperture and other settings as well?
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    VR is good for long zoom or shots with low light condition.....in Nikon site, it says VR can help to increase shutter speed up to 3 stops (they dun use stops, but it can increase up to 1/8 of the fastest shuter a person can shot handheld). So, in low light or long zoom, up to u to interpret.

    FYI, 1/250 may not be fast enough if you handheld a 300mm lens and above, unless you hand is very stable....rule of thumb, 1/focal length......

    Quote Originally Posted by iboey View Post
    Does it really matter for outdoor shots with good sunlight? with average shutter speed 1/250 - 1/1000? If i dun have it, will it affect the sharpness of the pics if i have minimal handshake and correct aperture and other settings as well?

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    sharp images at 1/30s on my 300mm is possible with correct technique coupled with IS
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    Can share what is correct technique?

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    sharp images at 1/30s on my 300mm is possible with correct technique coupled with IS

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    Can share what is correct technique?
    err.... using tripod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michhy View Post
    err.... using tripod?
    with tripod, bulb mode at 10 mins gives me tack sharp images even...-_-'l|
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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Can share what is correct technique?
    practice practice practice and you'll learn it naturally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    practice practice practice and you'll learn it naturally.
    Any tips to accelerate the learning process? Haha.

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    burn manual then mix with tea...drink up!!!

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    I think they mean that there is no short cut to it excpet to keep practcing....
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    But what if one practices wrongly? With no guidance, one can waste a lot of precious time... sometimes never getting it right and forming bad habits instead. Anyway I believe not everybody wanna share their tips, haha!
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    If you have ever gone for any course that teaches you how to shoot a weapon (be it conventional firearms or air weapons) the techniques are roughly the same. Stable stance, keeping your elbows close to your body, controlling your breathing and learning to squeeze and not jab the shutter/trigger. There are other techniques like using other stable objects for support and all the different stances for you to choose form. I believe most basic photography books will at least give some tips on minimising hand shake...
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    Quote Originally Posted by raptor84 View Post
    If you have ever gone for any course that teaches you how to shoot a weapon (be it conventional firearms or air weapons) the techniques are roughly the same. Stable stance, keeping your elbows close to your body, controlling your breathing and learning to squeeze and not jab the shutter/trigger. There are other techniques like using other stable objects for support and all the different stances for you to choose form. I believe most basic photography books will at least give some tips on minimising hand shake...
    Yups, thats more like it. I already know that, but someone was asking for the proper techniques, thats why I was saying its much better than saying practice practice practice and learning naturally without a rough guide...

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    you have to find your own comfortable technique and practice from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    with tripod, bulb mode at 10 mins gives me tack sharp images even...-_-'l|
    I imagine you do that with digital SLR on daylight .

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    All white, but not blur.

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    I imagine you do that with digital SLR on daylight .

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    darn....must bring a spade wherever i go as i recall the most stable stance for shooting (rifle) is when within a foxhole! with foxhole, i see u a hundred meters away, press the trigger and u are .....tack sharp!

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    Tot prone position is better? No?? Foxhole is for protection rite?

    Quote Originally Posted by alvyalvy View Post
    darn....must bring a spade wherever i go as i recall the most stable stance for shooting (rifle) is when within a foxhole! with foxhole, i see u a hundred meters away, press the trigger and u are .....tack sharp!

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    Default Re: IS on lens

    the best advice i can give is

    google it

    there are lots of web pages with the information that you are looking for
    very detailed and with illustrations/photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Tot prone position is better? No?? Foxhole is for protection rite?
    Nope, the best is foxhole with support.

    Btw, breathing technique is important during shooting (yes, in photography). It plays a crucial role esp if you are in low light conditions.
    Last edited by Lmodel; 29th November 2006 at 03:10 PM.

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