Hand-holding the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II near 300mm

Started Apr 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Pikme Senior Member • Posts: 1,956
Re: Hand-holding the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II near 300mm

Pikme wrote:

I can't figure out why, but I've tried a number of times and gotten just about 100% OOF or blurry images (IS off and high shutter speed). If I shoot the same subjects handheld with this camera and lens and pan or move around as usual, my keeper rate goes back to normal.

Funny, but I think I just realized why.  When I shoot handheld, I am using one hand to support the lens and the other to hold the camera.  When I use a tripod, the lens just kind of waves around out there by itself - I think that is the issue.  It just isn't sturdy enough not to bend and sway with the wind and/or movement of the camera.

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