More portraits of my daughter.

Started Apr 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
sbeecher
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Re: More portraits of my daughter.
In reply to guitarjeff, Apr 11, 2012

Jeff,

check this out: http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/tech/room/tebure.html

Generally, if your shutter speed meets or exceeds the reciprocal of the lens' focal length you will most likely eliminate or at best greatly reduce camera shake.

Technique also plays a big role. I shoot with 17-55mm 2.8 with no VR. However bracing yourself, learning to breath correctly, using the weight of the lens and camera, and proper pressure on the shutter button all plays a big part in " getting " the shot. This takes practice. This is one of the most overlooked facets of photography.

When I have my 105mm Macro which has VR, I never turn it off. I love using it as a protrait lens, since its almost equivalent to 135mm on a DX. So my shutter speed when doing portaits AND NOT on a monopod or tripod is always 1/125 or faster. The VR is turned off only when I have it on a monopod or tripod. Handheld it doesn't hurt a thing.

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