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Thread: Camera shake and Sigma 70-200mm

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    How do you guys who own the Sigma 70-200mm deal with handheld shots at 200mm focal length without getting "blurred" images?

    I seem to have a bad case of camera shakes even at 1/500 at f8 or f11. Even the minutest of movement in releasing the shutter seems to cause a slightly blurred image.

    Would be great to hear from others!

    PS: Don't say use Canon 70-200mm IS

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    Try holding your breath or using a tripod
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    why would you want to use a 2.8 lens at f/8 or f/11?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoned
    Try holding your breath or using a tripod
    I've been trying all sorts of breathing techniques - shoot when breath held, shoot when breathing out etc.

    Was even trying macam army style during rifle shoot...no luck.

    Good thing about all this training is that shooting a 24-70 is like chicken feed

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    Quote Originally Posted by sehsuan
    why would you want to use a 2.8 lens at f/8 or f/11?
    I also used it at 2.8. Still new, trying all types of settings . But I prefer 2.8 for lower light conditions. It was pretty bright today

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    Try using aperture priority, at F2.8 or F4 so that you get higher shutter speed. Try also, holding the lens at the HooD, not the zoom ring with the palm of you left hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture
    Try using aperture priority, at F2.8 or F4 so that you get higher shutter speed. Try also, holding the lens at the HooD, not the zoom ring with the palm of you left hand.
    holding at the hood...good idea. I'll give it a shot. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arikevin
    interesting quirk Funny thing is that I have resorted to single-point AF instead of the 9-point on the 20D. Maybe focusing beyond the subject and then bringing it back causes the lens to focus better as what was mentioned. Can give it a try. Thanks for the link!

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