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readysetgocapture
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Oct 25, 2009 04:48 |  #1

i have a question regarding IS, i wonder whether it will benifet me spending the extra or not...i read it can stop small vibration...well my hands sometimes shake not alot but i guess for refference kinda like a old person like an 80 year old when they reach for something....sorry thats the best i can describe. i get it from meds im taking for something i have. anyway its hard to be so personal but people seem nice here...so i guess what im asking is, is this shaking of the hands which i get sometimes beyond IS or will it still help me?
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Oct 25, 2009 04:52 |  #2

it will help to some degree. If you can, try an IS lens out to make sure.




  
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Oct 25, 2009 04:58 as a reply to  @ cccc's post |  #3
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I think every photographer can benefit from IS in most situations.
It costs more. It is worth it.

Also learn how to utilize a monopod. When I first starting shooting, I didn't use a monopod ever. It was tripod or handheld. I wish someone had told me earlier how useful a monopod can be, especially if you need to recompose quickly.

IS + monopod. Go for it.

A monopod is the cheapest investment you can make to improve shakiness. And I always touted myself as being really good at handheld, for both video and still.


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Oct 25, 2009 04:59 |  #4

It will help. You can also work on your technique. Instead of just holding the camera up to your eye, press it against your cheekbone. That will help steady it.


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Oct 25, 2009 05:10 |  #5

thanks for the replys, as for responce, i am going to ring up my nearest camera shop and see if they alow me to go in and try a lens out...i usually dont buy from them i get my dad to pick up from the city.
a monopod is a great idea, i always am the same tripod or hand held.
yes i heard pressing the camera against your skin can help, thanks.
from casey.




  
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Oct 25, 2009 05:29 as a reply to  @ readysetgocapture's post |  #6
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I have been doing alot of casual walk around "street" shots... which I would normally do handheld. I have been forcing myself to use a monopod, and every time I shoot I am glad I have the monopod with me.


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Oct 25, 2009 05:38 |  #7

No matter how shaky you are, you'll be able to hand hold a lens with IS at 3-4 stops slower shutter speed than one without, so yes, I'd expect it to help.

When trying it out, as you plan to do, remember to half-press the shutter release and pause for a beat to allow the IS to "spin up", and then fully press to make the exposure.




  
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Oct 25, 2009 05:53 |  #8

xarqi wrote in post #8889799 (external link)
No matter how shaky you are, you'll be able to hand hold a lens with IS at 3-4 stops slower shutter speed than one without, so yes, I'd expect it to help.

When trying it out, as you plan to do, remember to half-press the shutter release and pause for a beat to allow the IS to "spin up", and then fully press to make the exposure.

thanks, i didnt know about this, i will do that.




  
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Oct 25, 2009 05:56 |  #9

i mean i knew to half press the shutter but not so to wait for IS




  
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Oct 25, 2009 09:49 as a reply to  @ readysetgocapture's post |  #10

As I grow older...

As I grow older, I am losing my ability to hand hold a camera at slower shutter speeds. I used to be able to get sharp imagery with shutter speeds slower than the standard 1/FL formula, but I find that I now need a shutter speed of around 1/2FL if I don't have IS help!

I love the combination of 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and 70-200mm f/4L IS lenses because the IS helps me to attain sharper imagery. However, I am able to work effectively with my 12-24mm Tokina because I am almost always working at speeds shorter that 1/2FL.

I will very often use a monopod and have recently purchased a Calumet carbon fiber pod which is a bit lighter than my Manfrotto 681. I like the 681 but the Calumet is a real jewel and also folds down into a shorter package for traveling.


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Oct 25, 2009 10:42 |  #11

Why not rent an IS lens and find out if it helps you or not?


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Oct 25, 2009 17:49 |  #12

readysetgocapture wrote in post #8889821 (external link)
i mean i knew to half press the shutter but not so to wait for IS

Yup - just a brief pause - maybe just 1/4 second. The worst case is to jam your finger down in one abrupt motion and have the initial lurch the IS mechanism sometimes does actually make your image worse than if you didn't use an IS lens.




  
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Oct 25, 2009 23:05 |  #13

i just rang up my local camera shop,the lady i talked to was really nice so as soon as i can i'll go and check it out..i thank everyone for your replys oh and ill check out there monopods....i do have a cheap one but its maybe a little to cheap...because it dont feel solid.
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Oct 26, 2009 00:58 as a reply to  @ readysetgocapture's post |  #14

Hi Casey, mate where in Melb are you?..send me a PM with the reply. If you cant get to try an IS maybe we could meet up one day and I could let you try one of mine


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Oct 26, 2009 05:59 |  #15

I am kind of old and IS is essential to me for longer lenses. I have no issues with 17-40. I did have issues with Sigmas OS on the 150-500. With that long of a lens I just shake too much for it to lock in. I had to turn it off and use a monopod.


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