VR ? any other choice beside nikon ?


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Hi guys , iam new and dun have any idea with wat lens to get or to use , esp on brand here my problem is my hand use to shake abit when i hold my D80 and try to shot , but nikon vr lens are too ex for me as a noob user , is there and other brand of lens that have the anti shake feature ?
 

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There will be an upcoming Sigma 18-200 F3.5-6.3 OS(Optical Stabilizer).. Maybe u can consider that, most prob will be cheaper than the Nikon equivalent
 

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If you don't want to get a VR lens, then you will need to get a 3rd party lens with an equivalent image stabilisation/vibration reduction/etc, and the only one I know of is Sigma.

However if your budget is constrained, then perhaps it might be a better idea to examine why are you having prominent handshake in your pictures in the first place. Are you trying to shoot at too low a shutter speed without proper support? Are you snapping at the shutter release? Do you have an unstable shooting posture?

It's better to get the fundamentals right then immediately conclude that you need better equipment.
 

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mabbe you should have got K10D instead. :devil: :devil:


...*runs away*
 

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i think it has nothing to do with my gear , just my hand shake while holding cam , coz even holding a normal digi cam also same problem , any info on the sigma lens u guys mention above how abt the price range ? thks in adv ;)
 

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Hi noob sniper,

as a rough rule of thumb, try to use some form of camera support (eg: tripod, beanbag, etc...) if you are shooting at a shutter speed of less than 1/30 sec in a stationary position. There should be no visible camera shake above this shutter speed unless your camera is REALLY moving at a high velocity (eg: shooting from a moving vehicle).

Hope this helps.


Bernard
 

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simple... learn the proper way of handholding 1st. It is free afterall, and apply across all brand and model.

Hi noob sniper,

as a rough rule of thumb, try to use some form of camera support (eg: tripod, beanbag, etc...) if you are shooting at a shutter speed of less than 1/30 sec in a stationary position. There should be no visible camera shake above this shutter speed unless your camera is REALLY moving at a high velocity (eg: shooting from a moving vehicle).

Hope this helps.


Bernard
are you sure? :think:
 

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Hi ExplorerZ,

yes, rather certain of this.

Of course, camera shake becomes more apparent if Tele-Zooms are used.

However, this is true in most cases.

Have you experienced any different?


Bernard
 

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Hi noob sniper,

as a rough rule of thumb, try to use some form of camera support (eg: tripod, beanbag, etc...) if you are shooting at a shutter speed of less than 1/30 sec in a stationary position. There should be no visible camera shake above this shutter speed unless your camera is REALLY moving at a high velocity (eg: shooting from a moving vehicle).

Hope this helps.


Bernard

i guess a better rule of thumb should be 1/focal length? TS should practise this and try to minimise handshake.
 

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Hi guys , iam new and dun have any idea with wat lens to get or to use , esp on brand here my problem is my hand use to shake abit when i hold my D80 and try to shot , but nikon vr lens are too ex for me as a noob user , is there and other brand of lens that have the anti shake feature ?
Tripod

Or monopod. ;)
 

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i guess a better rule of thumb should be 1/focal length? TS should practise this and try to minimise handshake.
Hi CasonLyn,

yes, that is indeed a more accurate method of guaging the need for camera support.

Unfortunately, it does tend to add a little confusion to new camera users should they attempt to use this method.

Nonetheless, this is indeed a more accurate method :thumbsup:


Bernard
 

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wow thks for sharing the info with me , it will sure help me to improve in some way , and here come a super long weekend , it time for me to do some pratice:bsmilie:
Hi noob sniper,

glad to have helped. We are all constantly learning....

These new digital cameras are great. They allow us to see the instant result of our decisions, thus enhancing the learning curve. Not to mention the money saved in film and development costs.

Happy shooting over the weekend :)


Bernard
 

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Hi noob sniper,

as a rough rule of thumb, try to use some form of camera support (eg: tripod, beanbag, etc...) if you are shooting at a shutter speed of less than 1/30 sec in a stationary position. There should be no visible camera shake above this shutter speed unless your camera is REALLY moving at a high velocity (eg: shooting from a moving vehicle).

Hope this helps.


Bernard
Not true.

Whether there is handshake blur recorded depends on the shutter speed vs focal length and of course the amount of hand shake.

The general guideline to avoid handshake blur is shutter speed faster than 1/(actual focal length).

Faster than 1/30 is true only for most compact point and shoot camera simply because the longest actual focal length of most of the small point and shoot cameras are at most 30+mm.
 

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i think it has nothing to do with my gear , just my hand shake while holding cam , coz even holding a normal digi cam also same problem , any info on the sigma lens u guys mention above how abt the price range ? thks in adv ;)
In terms of cost wise, may be you should have gone for Sony or Pentax where they have the image stabiliser built onto their DSLR bodies. Of course, you will lose out in terms of other things such as availablity of lenses and some other qualities.
 

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Hi noob sniper,

glad to have helped. We are all constantly learning....

These new digital cameras are great. They allow us to see the instant result of our decisions, thus enhancing the learning curve. Not to mention the money saved in film and development costs.

Happy shooting over the weekend :)


Bernard
actually most people can safely hand held 1/8 without handshake...

thats what i observse over a couple of user...

i not sure how other think about this...comment pls...
 

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actually most people can safely hand held 1/8 without handshake...

thats what i observse over a couple of user...

i not sure how other think about this...comment pls...
It depends on the focal length too.... You try 1/30 for 300mm... ;)
 

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