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In priase of the tripod!! A test...
« on: June 29, 2008, 04:39:34 PM »
This should convince folks that you need a tripod for critical work with telephoto lenses..closeups of birds or plants or whatever.....lens set at 300 mm. The subject is the tip of Lego windmill blade. (Something which you'd really want to use a macro lens for...still.)

I took just six shots, so this is hardly an in-depth objective analysis. You don't need to be a rocket surgeon to see how a tripod cuts down on movement. And I was not even using the remote release which would help even more.

Anti-shake is a godsend and can "save" urgent images. But for critical work a tripod is a must. The AS (or SSS) is great for a LOT of "everyday" pictures.

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Re: In priase of the tripod!! A test...
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008, 04:55:42 PM »
Very nice example, especially at 1/800th of a second. incedently was sss on or off?  Not that i am sure how much it would have helped or hindered?

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Re: In priase of the tripod!! A test...
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008, 04:59:08 PM »
Thanks Clive... you seem to be reading my mind as to some steps I will take regarding my [perceived] "issues" with the a700 and lens/es...

I feel somewhat embarrassed to be thinking I have put you to a deal of trouble/work to bring, what are for most ??? , known and understood issues and pretty basic understandings in photography :-[ :-[ . I do understand these even if it doesn't appear that I do. It is some while that I picked up my film SLR and have forgotten the amount of stability required in handling my 7000 with the beercan... I'm now having a "been here before - long forgotten" moment :-[

Your patience with me is appreciated :)

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Re: In priase of the tripod!! A test...
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2008, 05:05:45 PM »
Very nice example, especially at 1/800th of a second. incedently was sss on or off?  Not that i am sure how much it would have helped or hindered?

tim

Hello Tim

It seems to be thought that the anti shake will continue to "work" even when on a tripod and cause "other" vibrations however minute hence the instruction to turn off this function.

As I've mentioned, the lad has a Canon and now a 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 USM IS lens. He also subscribes to a Canon specific mag [PhotoPlus] and they give the above explanation for turning off IS with these lenses.

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Re: In priase of the tripod!! A test...
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2008, 05:26:20 PM »
I'm now having a "been here before - long forgotten" moment :-[


We all get them from time to time



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Re: In priase of the tripod!! A test...
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2008, 05:29:56 PM »
Frank ... "I feel somewhat embarrassed to be thinking I have put you to a deal of trouble/work to bring, what are for most Huh , known and understood issues and pretty basic understandings in photography"

Absolutely no need to feel that way. We ALL need reminders now and then. I KNOW I should use a tripod more often than I do. It is easy to get away without one with a wider lens..but as soon as we use teles things change. 

And for regular everyday images we don't necessarily need a tripod.

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Re: In priase of the tripod!! A test...
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2008, 06:22:14 PM »
How about a monopod?

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Re: In priase of the tripod!! A test...
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2008, 07:44:53 PM »
Damn...someone had to ask!! :P :D

Monopod? Somewhere in between.

Will do a test one day. ;)

tim...left SSS alone...was on for all shots.
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Re: In priase of the tripod!! A test...
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2008, 07:58:58 PM »
... shush.... very quietly... Glad it wasn't me Clive ;) :lol:

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Re: In priase of the tripod!! A test...
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2008, 02:26:08 PM »
Well... err... I wouldn't mind such a comparison- monopod versus tripod...;) Next test I will try- is shooting with and without protection filter...
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Re: In priase of the tripod!! A test...
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2008, 03:18:29 PM »
I can maybe to a tripod-monopod-handheld comparison next week. Going fishing today (Rob..for sturgeon!!) and grandaughter comes tomorrow for a few days and off the the trailer...blah blah blah .... It's all good. :P Maybe next week.
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Re: In priase of the tripod!! A test...
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2008, 03:43:13 PM »
Have fun!
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Re: In priase of the tripod!! A test...
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2008, 05:33:37 PM »
Fishing Clive, forgot what that is at the moment !
Have been busy fitting a new kitchen :-(
I envy you fishing for sturgoen, i wish i had a go when we were in Canada a few years ago.

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Re: In priase of the tripod!! A test...
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2008, 05:48:18 PM »
Rob: Family and house first...I had those years too. Will send fishing report IF it's favorable. ;) It is 29°C at 10 AM where I am going today and on on its way to 36°C there .. sizzle.. (The Aussies here wear sweaters at those temps! :P) We will hit the river at about 5 PM and stay until near dark. I don't normally fish with bait, but I am cool with that if it works for sturgeon. The guy who is taking me caught an 80-pound sturgeon two weeks ago..most are way smaller at a few pounds. Shall see. Oh BTW... I am a goofy fly fisherman so will try scented flies (anise oil) on the bottom. It has to be tried...anything to be off center. :P

Also hoping to find some rattlesnakes this evening. Shall see about that too. Taking cameras. Really? ;)
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