Opinion: Best form of SR for telephoto shooting.

Started Nov 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
BobORama
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Re: Opinion: Best form of SR for telephoto shooting.
In reply to PK24X36NOW, Nov 17, 2012

PK24X36NOW wrote:

Especially if you're shooting high shutter speeds, since shutter speed over 1/500th = results worse with anti-shake gadgets ON as opposed to OFF (some even argue it's more like shutter speed over 1/250th). For me, that makes anti-shake gadgets just about completely useless, and definitely not worth paying one dime extra for.

I would love to see your shots to back this up this theory.   I don't carry around a tropod every where I go and would have lost a lot of shots if followed your rules.   Having SR on while using a high shutter speed or using a tripod may be redundant, its not wrong.

Let me regurgitate some old counter examples:   All with SR, handheld, 300mm...

Note the white specks: snow, shows no shake at all....

You talking to me?

Its OOF slightly, but no shake.

Fantastic Mr. Fox - More blur that I'd like, but still good.



And then there are a lot more shots where I used a tripod, and the SR still helps there too.   I've never had an instance, even with macro work, where turning the sr off helped improve matters.

The ONLY time I turn it off is when doing time lapse, as the shot to shot starting position of the sensor is not guaranteed and will cause jitter in the final video.

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