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    Default Qns on hand shake speeds....

    Hi there, just got back my photos recently..
    Noticed that there were some unfocused shots.... a bit of blur.
    I was thinking whether it was due to handshake...

    I'm using a F80S coupled with the stock 28-80G lens.
    Luckily my shots were done with exposure capturing on...
    One of the shots were 60, f5.6, with Fuji Reala.
    Not on tripod.

    I think it is due to the slow lens right?
    What are the acceptable shutterspeeds for hand-held use?

    Many thanks!

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    General rule of thumb is 1/focal length.

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    "hand shake speeds" hehehe... sound like hheheheh
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    Sounds like a Vibrator...kekekeke

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    shhhhh!!! kekeke 1/60 ar... before press shutter breath in n hold breath then take the shot lo... like range like dat la

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    Default Re: Qns on hand shake speeds....

    Originally posted by SNAG
    Hi there, just got back my photos recently..
    Noticed that there were some unfocused shots.... a bit of blur.
    I was thinking whether it was due to handshake...

    I'm using a F80S coupled with the stock 28-80G lens.
    Luckily my shots were done with exposure capturing on...
    One of the shots were 60, f5.6, with Fuji Reala.
    Not on tripod.

    I think it is due to the slow lens right?
    What are the acceptable shutterspeeds for hand-held use?

    Many thanks!
    First, identify if it's out-of-focus, or camera shake. If you see double images, very slightly offset from each other, then it's shake.

    Rule of thumb is to use 1/focal length, and the closest shutter speed to that (on the faster side). e.g. 1/250 for 200mm lens.

    With practise, you can actually get away with lower and lower shutter speeds, easier if your camera is well damped to prevent vibrations (e.g. Nikon F100, F5, Canon 1V etc). I can handhold up to around 80-105mm at about 1/30s without additional support.

    With a rangefinder like the Leica M series, Voigtlander Bessa series, Contax G1/2 etc, you can hand hold at even slower speeds as there is no mirror slap.

    Regards
    CK

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    Originally posted by rueyloon
    "hand shake speeds" hehehe... sound like hheheheh
    Lol..
    I meant hand shake shutter speeds..
    My brain-hand coordination was a little disoriented...

    Anyway, thanks a lot for the info!
    I think it's my shaky hands.
    Gotta practise having steady hands...

    I did hold my breath.. but some of the shots still suffered from it.
    Thanks a lot anyway!

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    Originally posted by SNAG


    Lol..
    I meant hand shake shutter speeds..

    Erm.. I think the more common phrase is "camera shake"...

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    Post the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Originally posted by jasonpgc
    Post the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!
    Erm.. I can't, as the pictures are not with me right now..
    I'll try to get them back and post them online.

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