View Poll Results: How do you shoot vertical shots?

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  • Mostly overhand

    71 55.91%
  • Mostly underhand

    15 11.81%
  • A fair indeterminate mixture of both

    10 7.87%
  • I use vertical grip

    31 24.41%
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Thread: Do you take your vertical shots with underhand or overhand?

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    Senior Member zoossh's Avatar
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    Default Re: Do you take your vertical shots with underhand or overhand?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gombat View Post
    I do both, really depends on the situation. There are situations where you can use the overhand.
    for example, what situations?

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    I find underhand my arm will just start to vibrate nonstop like crazy. lols, so overhand for me.

    Actually quite a few cams have a "built in" vertical grip ya..

    On my recent trip to spain, very cold, so I would plop my dslr onto at tree, hug the tree, and use underhand..

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    I prefer the underhand method as it gives me more stability. This is the same position as in the shoot position with a rifle, you can tuck in your arm to the body and thus reduce hand shake
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    If we are talking about SLRs here, then I think it should be overhand. The left hand can support the lens and camera, while the right hand holds the grip and ready to press shutter button. If underhand, that means all the right hand got to support, hold grip and press button. I think the underhand is just too awkard a position to use.

    For PnS, since we usually do not need much support, both postures would be fine.

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    just looked through my last couple of verticals and realized that i tend towards using the underhand grip more often, especially with shorter primes. as to stability - tuck both elbows in against the chest, and anchor the camera body against the forehead when shooting.

    overhand grip with (physically) longer lenses like the 70-200s.
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    Default Re: Do you take your vertical shots with underhand or overhand?

    Overhand for me, seems more natural. I do own a grip but i realised that sometimes I would just conveniently "forget" to use it and end up shooting using the overhand technique LOL
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    Default Re: Do you take your vertical shots with underhand or overhand?

    Quote Originally Posted by varf View Post
    just looked through my last couple of verticals and realized that i tend towards using the underhand grip more often, especially with shorter primes. as to stability - tuck both elbows in against the chest, and anchor the camera body against the forehead when shooting.

    overhand grip with (physically) longer lenses like the 70-200s.
    This is how I doit too, feels comfortably to me
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    Default Re: Do you take your vertical shots with underhand or overhand?

    Quote Originally Posted by airfins View Post
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    Default Re: Do you take your vertical shots with underhand or overhand?

    From the view of mechanics.. It seems that overhand, which holds the arm upward dragging a tension on the wrist will seem more stable which involve only one direction of strength apply.

    On the other hand for underhand, which the camera is exerting a bending moment at the wrist, requires force to control sideways.

    Just my 2 cents opinion. Doctors/mechanics pls correct me

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    Default Re: Do you take your vertical shots with underhand or overhand?

    Quote Originally Posted by airfins View Post
    you can tuck in your arm to the body and thus reduce hand shake
    This is the same reason I use underhand method as well.

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    Default Re: Do you take your vertical shots with underhand or overhand?

    i think women doesnt want people to see their armpits....

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    Default Re: Do you take your vertical shots with underhand or overhand?

    Quote Originally Posted by RayDream View Post
    From the view of mechanics.. It seems that overhand, which holds the arm upward dragging a tension on the wrist will seem more stable which involve only one direction of strength apply.

    On the other hand for underhand, which the camera is exerting a bending moment at the wrist, requires force to control sideways.

    Just my 2 cents opinion. Doctors/mechanics pls correct me
    With wirst in a fully extended position, its definately more stable as your wrist is in a lock position. One only needs to control the rotation part of the wrist. I guess the underhand grip reduces excessive movements. As for the over head grip i guess that it offers more flexibilty and is less awkward as the wrist is not at its end range of motion.
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    Default Re: Do you take your vertical shots with underhand or overhand?

    i use underhand method only when shooting at low shutter speed., i.e. evening time without tripod.

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