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

Started Apr 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Martin.au Forum Pro • Posts: 12,855
Re: I think trying to shoot 600mm FF equivalent FOV.....

As tedolf pointed out, those are some of my best shots. As I don't really keep track of how I do at 600mm with various shutter speeds I set out to find out.

I shot a detailed subject (a canister of Liquid Nails - high tech eh?) at about 4-5m, and then assessed the text on the canister to see if there was any sign of movement blur.


1/640 - 10/10 (not too surprising there)

1/320 - 10/10

1/160 - 9/10

1/80 - 6/10

1/40 - 8/10

1/20 - 1/10

Interesting results at 1/40. That shutter speed actually feels really comfortable, or natural. Can't shoot too much wildlife effectively at that speed though.

I don't do that well when shooting real subjects, but it's hard to say how much of that is due to subject movement vs my own stability. Birds in particular are fidgety little sods.

Anyway, that's the results for me, obviously YMMV.

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