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Offline Russ

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Monopod and SteadyShot ?
« on: January 23, 2015, 09:13:13 AM »
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The weather looks good around here for this weekend, with some low-angle yellowish light after 2pm so I'd like to get out and start shooting (with a camera !) some Red Kites charging around the sky near my home.  Hand held is obvious, but if I want to go for some maximum DoF shots and the attendant slow shutter speeds I'll also try my monopod.  I'll use high ISO and exposure comp too, but I'm going experimenting.

Now, for a tripod I'll always switch SteadyShot off (if I remember to do it) the question is, do I leave the SteadyShot switched on or off for a monopod ?

Any advice gratefully received.

Many thanks

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Re: Monopod and SteadyShot ?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 10:13:48 AM »
I think you want to leave it on - the monopod will remove (or significantly reduce) vertical motion, but horizontal motion (both right / left and back / forward) is still possible, to SSS should be able to help counteract that.

If the Kites hang around for long enough it would probably be worth trying both with and without, just to be sure.
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Re: Monopod and SteadyShot ?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2015, 10:44:19 AM »
I agree with Jonathan and even usually leave it on when using the tripod.
By my reasoning the downgrading by having it on when on the tripod is small but if I forget to turn it back on then that is a major problem...john
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Re: Monopod and SteadyShot ?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2015, 11:03:43 AM »
Many thanks for the advice, I'll leave SSS switched on for now, unless or until experience dictates otherwise.

Unfortunately neither the Kites nor the yellow light turned-up, even though I did.  Ho hum.

Thanks again

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Re: Monopod and SteadyShot ?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016, 05:19:30 AM »
This is a question I want to know about and it has been answered.
Thank for m me to those of you who gave out your thoughts on this as it has helped me to.
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Re: Monopod and SteadyShot ?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2016, 11:25:24 PM »
Good to see that you are picking up bits and pieces from past threads.
At your leisure you should do your own trial but I never turn mine off. Probably against the advice but that is my choice.....john
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