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    Actually yes, if you cradle the lens (unless it's a pancake, but even that I'd also cradle it), it will help you get a better focused image (like Smiles88 said, less shaky), particularly so if you're using a long zoom. With or without VR, cradling the lens helps a great deal! Heck, even if it's a 18-55, I'd still cradle the lens, plus easier to turn the zoom and focus ring at the same time. Sometimes that aids split-second decision too...
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    yah... i cradle the lens/body together as well... not only less shaky, but it also makes me look more pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangerine View Post
    yah... i cradle the lens/body together as well... not only less shaky, but it also makes me look more pro
    Sorry, trying to look even more pro than pro is holding just the body with one hand... We're just trying our best to get good images!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Sorry, trying to look even more pro than pro is holding just the body with one hand... We're just trying our best to get good images!


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    Haha. Thanks for replies. I am actually using a Nikon 24-70mm, seems like got no place to put monopod. Actually when I shoot, I always hold the lens, just that when I am walking around with my camera out, I always hold with one hand by my side (on the grip), when I bring it to head level, my middle finger will hurt..heh..oh well, I think I will just be more conscious and hold the lens to bring my camera up. Hearing about mount breaking scares me like mad!!! Last time with my 18-105mm no problem.hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidloojl View Post
    Haha. Thanks for replies. I am actually using a Nikon 24-70mm, seems like got no place to put monopod. Actually when I shoot, I always hold the lens, just that when I am walking around with my camera out, I always hold with one hand by my side (on the grip), when I bring it to head level, my middle finger will hurt..heh..oh well, I think I will just be more conscious and hold the lens to bring my camera up. Hearing about mount breaking scares me like mad!!! Last time with my 18-105mm no problem.hahaha.
    24-70mm not too heavy that's why no need for lens foot. But still advisable to cradle the lens for even sharper image - don't forget this lens has no VR (longer focal range might need it in some instances). Again, best to cradle lens if you want to protect the mount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidloojl View Post
    Haha. Thanks for replies. I am actually using a Nikon 24-70mm, seems like got no place to put monopod. Actually when I shoot, I always hold the lens, just that when I am walking around with my camera out, I always hold with one hand by my side (on the grip), when I bring it to head level, my middle finger will hurt..heh..oh well, I think I will just be more conscious and hold the lens to bring my camera up. Hearing about mount breaking scares me like mad!!! Last time with my 18-105mm no problem.hahaha.
    if you mount a 24-70 to the D90, the whole setup becomes front-heavy. swinging it from your side to eye level requires greater force since you also need to counter the front-heavy-ness of your setup. adding a grip balances it out, sort of like a counter-weight.

    since you like to keep your camera at your side, you might want to consider the R-strap (or similar) to take the load off your hand while walking while still keeping your camera at your preferred location (i.e. your side). i've had this kind of setup, so far no complains on weight, accessibility, etc.

    hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasay

    if you mount a 24-70 to the D90, the whole setup becomes front-heavy. swinging it from your side to eye level requires greater force since you also need to counter the front-heavy-ness of your setup. adding a grip balances it out, sort of like a counter-weight.

    since you like to keep your camera at your side, you might want to consider the R-strap (or similar) to take the load off your hand while walking while still keeping your camera at your preferred location (i.e. your side). i've had this kind of setup, so far no complains on weight, accessibility, etc.

    hope this helps.
    Long time no 'see' bro. Glad to see you back.

    Actually D90 is pretty light. For me, the only time i felt the weight was when the camera was in my waist bag. Together with my flash, it was quite heavy. -.-"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiles88 View Post
    Long time no 'see' bro. Glad to see you back.

    Actually D90 is pretty light. For me, the only time i felt the weight was when the camera was in my waist bag. Together with my flash, it was quite heavy. -.-"
    yea, was out-stationed for almost 4 months.

    what waist bag u using? d90, even with a flash, shouldn't be that heavy if you're using a waist bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasay

    yea, was out-stationed for almost 4 months.

    what waist bag u using? d90, even with a flash, shouldn't be that heavy if you're using a waist bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten

    24-70mm not too heavy that's why no need for lens foot. But still advisable to cradle the lens for even sharper image - don't forget this lens has no VR (longer focal range might need it in some instances). Again, best to cradle lens if you want to protect the mount.
    Thanks! I shall not prop it up with one hand anymore.haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasay

    if you mount a 24-70 to the D90, the whole setup becomes front-heavy. swinging it from your side to eye level requires greater force since you also need to counter the front-heavy-ness of your setup. adding a grip balances it out, sort of like a counter-weight.

    since you like to keep your camera at your side, you might want to consider the R-strap (or similar) to take the load off your hand while walking while still keeping your camera at your preferred location (i.e. your side). i've had this kind of setup, so far no complains on weight, accessibility, etc.

    hope this helps.
    Cool. Thanks. Definitely looking into the RS7. But I wonder why it is so expensive for a strap. I am actually using a crumpled now. If I make it longer, will it work. Cause I think it is supposed to be a neck strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    for a higher fps, probably only those sports shooters will appreciate it better. Majority of my photos are non sports and the few drifting photos I have taken, I think I was managing quite well and with a decent hit rate. Rest of my photos are mostly landscape and this feature is just "a nice to have" function. For "AF point, sometimes the camera will focus on something else and I would prefer to use centre focus instead" quote from a friend who is using a D300s. This is same for me, what is the use of having so many af points when I am using centre focus? Multiple AF points, will be most useful for sports. Instead of relying on the multiple af-points, this is what I would do, plan, pre-focus and anticipate. This is just my preference. You may beg to differ.
    Though not everyone will agree, high FPS is pretty useful for handheld HDR for me. Especially when shooting 5 or more pieces at one go. I appreciate high FPS for birding's BIF.

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    Hi All,

    I am still learning and have some questions regarding based ISO. The D90's sensor has a based sensitivity of ISO 200, with ISO 100 equivalent available by using the Lo 1 setting.

    Using the setting of Lo 1.0, the dynamic range of the sensor gets smaller, i.e. the range of light-to-dark that the sensor can capture is reduced. Does that mean we should never try to go below base ISO of 200? In what situation would you use setting below the base ISO of 200?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by forgecrew1 View Post
    Hi All,

    I am still learning and have some questions regarding based ISO. The D90's sensor has a based sensitivity of ISO 200, with ISO 100 equivalent available by using the Lo 1 setting.

    Using the setting of Lo 1.0, the dynamic range of the sensor gets smaller, i.e. the range of light-to-dark that the sensor can capture is reduced. Does that mean we should never try to go below base ISO of 200? In what situation would you use setting below the base ISO of 200?

    Thanks in advance!
    Yeah I wouldn't go below ISO200. Unless maybe you shoot at ISO200, F/22 and 1/4000s and still slightly overexposed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Yeah I wouldn't go below ISO200. Unless maybe you shoot at ISO200, F/22 and 1/4000s and still slightly overexposed...
    Tks for the prompt reply!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Yeah I wouldn't go below ISO200. Unless maybe you shoot at ISO200, F/22 and 1/4000s and still slightly overexposed...
    shooting the sun at high noon, maybe? if still "slightly" overexposed at those settings, can still slap on an ND filter.

    normally for d90, the issue is when you need to go to a higher ISO like 1600 or 3200 where you get lots of noise. in practical use, a base ISO of 200 is acceptable for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasay View Post
    shooting the sun at high noon, maybe? if still "slightly" overexposed at those settings, can still slap on an ND filter.

    normally for d90, the issue is when you need to go to a higher ISO like 1600 or 3200 where you get lots of noise. in practical use, a base ISO of 200 is acceptable for me

    just my 2 cents
    I miss ISO100 for dawn and dusk shots, where sometimes I find the shutter speed JUST that little bit too fast, and have to resort to using ND filter (as you mentioned).
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    Quote Originally Posted by forgecrew1 View Post
    Hi All,

    I am still learning and have some questions regarding based ISO. The D90's sensor has a based sensitivity of ISO 200, with ISO 100 equivalent available by using the Lo 1 setting.

    Using the setting of Lo 1.0, the dynamic range of the sensor gets smaller, i.e. the range of light-to-dark that the sensor can capture is reduced. Does that mean we should never try to go below base ISO of 200? In what situation would you use setting below the base ISO of 200?

    Thanks in advance!
    I took these two shots @1EV under 200 (Lo 1 setting)
    30s f22 (sunset) with ND8 & 1/3s f22 (sunrise) both (pp)

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    very nice shot, especially the first one. hahaha. D90 is a damn good camera. lol. what lens are you using?

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