Getting to the 500mm range without spending $10K+

Started Jun 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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"Poor Man's Image Stabilization"

Agree with Schmegg here.

joger wrote:

I have no problem with whatsoever technique if it brings advantages.

Then keep on reading...

A burst of several images at maximum fps rate with the mirror going up and down must introduce some vibration - simply due the the mass the mirror has

If you are snapping stills from a tripod then I would avoid shooting bursts, sure.

even with IS you might get still some unsharpness on pixel level if the shutter speed slows down.

However one of the really big advantages to shooting bursts (for sharpness' sake) is when the light is getting low and your shutter speeds are indeed slowing down (and you're handheld). I'll almost always shoot off a burst and then cherry pick the sharpest one (there's invariably one that's sharpest!).

I gain appx 2 stops when using this "Poor Man's Image Stabilization" versus shooting a single frame.  And if I have an IS lens, I still gain that extra 2 stops.

Now that is a technique with dramatic results, no?


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