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May 01, 2004 11:43 |  #1

I was amazed to see that this shot ended up being 400mm handheld at 1/4 second. No tripod, no rest of any kind. OK, it is an IS lens, but the"trick" was that I bursted and just held the shutter button down for 7 frames. Seems to work pretty well - at least for the web.

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May 01, 2004 11:48 |  #2

Not a bad idea,,, I'm gonna have to try it :D Great results..

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May 01, 2004 12:43 |  #3

Not a bad idea
have to try that trick

yours came out very good :wink:


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May 01, 2004 13:23 |  #4

Scott, that's a nice picture. I like the "pastel" look of the picture.


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May 01, 2004 13:33 |  #5
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:idea: hmmmmm....
I gotta try that. I seem to have quite shaky hands though.

The picthure came out really nice though.




  
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May 01, 2004 14:00 |  #6

Yep, is a great trick and I do use it quite often (UK, say no more). The first shot is always poor and the last one if usually pretty bad. I usually find the second shot is the best, so tend to only shoot three - four frames this way.

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May 01, 2004 16:38 |  #7

Out of my burst of 7 I had 3 that were about equal to the above pic. The first 2 were bad, but the next 3 were good and then he moved noticably so I instinctively tracked hime and blew the last one.

Granted though, 1/4 second is a bit extreme. The trick works a lot better when you need 1/500 but can only get 1/250 - chances are very good that you *will* get a good shot then. But 1/4 on an animal this close on a windy day would have shown problems even with a tripod. I've done stationary objects or large distant birds fairly reliable at 400mm 1/25 - again remember that the lens is IS, so that's really only 2 stops slow since 1/100 is just about always good at 400mm.


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