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Re: 2x Teleconverter
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2008, 11:46:26 PM »
Hi, I would like to thank you all for your very kind help and advise, I have decided not to purchase a TC at the moment and try and save for the lenses instead, I have not been taking photographs very long with the slr and think i should consentrate on taking pictures with the len's I have, at the moment I am not getting very sharp pic's and I think I need more practise. I will put some of my pic's on the forum soon and maybe you kind people will advise me.

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Re: 2x Teleconverter
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2008, 03:49:46 AM »
Gbags,

Don't get discouraged!  You may need practice or you might even have a bad copy of the lenses.  Try using a tripod and shooting at f/8.  All of these lenses should be capable of very sharp images when used with a tripod at this aperture.  If these photos turn out sharp, then you know it is most likely your body motion.

People here will help in any way they can!

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Re: 2x Teleconverter
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2008, 05:45:07 AM »
The fact is, if you are noticeably shaky at 100mm ... you are really going to hate 200mm.  LOL

Best advice on how I counteract "handheld" shake is to practice tightening your elbows against you sides ... take a breath ... let half out ... ease down on the shutter release and ... commence fire.

Often, using "continuous shot" (aka taking two images at a time) can also produce at least one good image, because the initial shutter release press maybe bad ... but, there is no "second press" to buffet the camera.  ;)  (Hey ... if you have a mule ... ride 'em.  We're not developing these.)

Just a couple ideas on how to fight ... handshake!

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Re: 2x Teleconverter
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2008, 11:44:52 AM »
The fact is, if you are noticeably shaky at 100mm ... you are really going to hate 200mm.  LOL

Best advice on how I counteract "handheld" shake is to practice tightening your elbows against you sides ... take a breath ... let half out ... ease down on the shutter release and ... commence fire.

Often, using "continuous shot" (aka taking two images at a time) can also produce at least one good image, because the initial shutter release press maybe bad ... but, there is no "second press" to buffet the camera.  ;)  (Hey ... if you have a mule ... ride 'em.  We're not developing these.)

Just a couple ideas on how to fight ... handshake!

... or 300/400/500 :lol:

Good advice from both Bill and lots from Don... I'd just add, if using a tripod also consider using a remote release cable if you haven't already. As Don mentions sometimes the extra pressure on the shutter release does cause shake/blur.

I've found that when I first started taking photos I was a bit shakey being new to it. With me there's been the "odd" initial excitement of seeing a possible great shot and having spoiled it because of that... trying to "compose" ones self helps until you get use to handling the camera. When it becomes almost second nature and you are relaxed about handling the camera I'm sure you'll notice the improvements :)

I've had LOTS of help and advice from these friendly folks :)

If I haven't said welcome before [there's been quite a few new members recently] - Welcome Graham ::)

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Re: 2x Teleconverter
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2008, 02:34:03 PM »
Thank you all for your very kind words of welcome, I have taken a few sharper shots of late and yes I think this is due to the fact I am getting more used to the camera. Sometimes though you look at the rear screen and zoom in and everything looks fine and sharp, but when you look at them on the computer at 100% you realise how blurred they are. To show you what I mean should I put some images on this discussion thread or on the critique thread.

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