Play more computer games that requires repetitive and extremely fast fingers responses.
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Then you shld stop shooting with DSLR....health is more important....
When i go out to shoot for long periods, i either use a strap, or bring a fanny bag.
And since Lowepro just pushed out the OUTBACK series, haha super good bag leh i already bought 1, u can just clip around waist with sling for backup and when not using camera, just slot it into the bag. Also fast to remove. If you are paranoid that u might miss shots, then i also cannot help you liao haha.
Just a side note on physiology, fingers dun have muscles, they are controlled by your forearms by tendons which stretch from fingers to forearm.. If you experience finger pain, it could be joint swelling instead. Maybe you should check with your doctor as well. I'm not a hand specialist so can't help you there.~
OT- Outback is like toploader combine with inverse. good good good!
But it's a very very VERY good bag, I agree with both arms raised high up in the air!
...... avoid hernia of the fingers ...... world class photographers have been forced into teaching because of this.
don't forget your 10 assistance helping you take photos =P
When shooting, the bulk of the weight should be supported by the left hand, at the bottom of the camera or lens. If you're holding at the grip, the whole cam is supported by your right 4 fingers instead of your left palm.
Palm=bigger area and better for support vs 4 fingers.
Hi thanks All again for all the advises!! Believe just need to strengthen my hand n arm muscles as mentioned by some of u guys!! But definitely im still not strong enough to practice the 1 finger push up yet. : )
the dslr grips of today are well-designed to be carried with two hands over long periods of time.
i have finger pain, this usually happens when i do street only, and i walk around with the camera wrapped around my hand in one hand, and mainly thumb. otherwise, even with relatively heavy set ups (bar telephoto lens), you shouldn't be experiencing finger pain!
actually i have mastered the one finger zen technique from the video last week
everytime i press the shutter, i destroy a camera
it would be smashed instantly no matter how gentle i am with the shutter button
its a shame
i broke 67 dSLRs already
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unless you shoot in this manner, than the pain in hands or fingers is inevitable.
I guess you may be holding your camera just like Rambo using a heavy machine gun with only one hand. It looks awesome, but it hardly work in real life.
try to use two hands to hold your camera, your left hand should support the weight of camera by letting the lens rest on your palm, when you are not lift up your camera, also use two hands to hold your camera, try to turn the camera in portrait orientation, so the weight of your camera is still on your left hand.
use a neck strap, or try to put down the camera when it is not in use, so your hands have time to rest.
my usual set up for event is D700+MB with 2.8 lens with flash connected to battery pack, so sometime I cradle my camera on my left elbow for short interval, longer brake I will just put down the camera, so even after a day shoot, my hands are not very tired.
Muscle stress pain on fingers and wrist takes much longer to recover than leg, reason being we move our fingers many more times than out legs generally.
You should allow your fingers to rest and recover before the next take or lighten the camera entirely. But with exercise, the palm, arms will accustom to it. Do more chin-ups.
But never to over work the bones & joints as any wear and tear is irreversible as one ages.