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    Quote Originally Posted by arikevin
    Hmm, so not shaky problem?
    Looks like you took the shot before your AF could focus on your subject. It happens when you snap the shot too fast. Happened to me on my SLR before.

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    hmmz...can try higher f to get sharper image..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian
    The general rule for most folks is 1 / lens focal length being the safest slow speed to shoot at. eg: 400mm lens 1/400th, 35mm lens 1/30th etc.

    In time and with the correct camera holding technique (For an SLR without grip it's base of camera held cradled in left hand, right hand in front holding lens, arms locked in to your sides) and for a camera with grip hold grip in right hand, cradle under camera body and around lens with left hand or hold lens from underneath with elbow locked in to side of chest if it's a longer lens.

    As well there's correct breathing techniques (always shoot when your lungs are empty) you'll find you can go a lot lower than the 1 / focal length guideline.

    Ian
    wah sounds like basic firing technique.

    Always remember, Breathe In, squeeze tigger slowly.

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    Depends on Camera model.

    For F5, can hand hold till 1/10. But not too long.

    For F80, wouldn't try it below 1/30 unless using 28mm lens....

    But then the thing about shuttle speed when hadn hold also depends on your lens. I can hand hold a 50mm lens all the way down to 1/10. So it's individual...

    Cheers

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    Ari,
    here's a link to an article which explains this well.

    http://www.photozone.de/4Technique/

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by huan
    wah sounds like basic firing technique.

    Always remember, Breathe In, squeeze tigger slowly.
    Breathing in actually increases body movement as the muscles are taught rather than relaxed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian
    Breathing in actually increases body movement as the muscles are taught rather than relaxed.
    taught or taut?

    no lah..the idea behind breathing in is to squeeze trigger at the instantaneous point of "no movement" whch also corresponds to your most "alert" physiological state. conventional wisdom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by clive
    taught or taut?

    no lah..the idea behind breathing in is to squeeze trigger at the instantaneous point of "no movement" whch also corresponds to your most "alert" physiological state. conventional wisdom...
    taut lol .. it was 40C when I wrote that post, just in from a day in hell shooting topographical shots.

    What the army teaches is a fairly pathetic version of good shooting techniques by the way, which is why most grunts and even army marksmen don't fare well in open competitions.
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    Any normal healthy human adult can hold at 1/60th at least without blurring on a 85mm slr lens.

    If you can't do that consistently, get yourself a tripod.

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