Help getting clear photos.

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  1. ac12

    ac12 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The 70-300 on a crop camera is tricky, because of the magnification. Trying to handhold a 8.5x magnification without IS/VR is HARD.

    This is my beef about some of these kits. They put a non IS/VR lens as the long lens, when that is where the IS/VR is NEEDED, especially with a crop sensor camera.

    In high school, shooting 35mm film, our hand hold limit was a 300mm lens (6x). And some could not do it, they stopped at 200mm (4x).

    You get steady, you had to setup and shoot like shooting a target rifle.

    Set up the 70-300 on a bean bag to be steady, shutter speed at least 1/1000 sec, and take a picture.
    If it isn't sharp, the lens may be at fault.


     
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  2. Braineack

    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    rule of thumb: focal length x 2(or more) = minimum shutter speed.


    VR is only useful/needed under 1/500 sec.
     
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    Maybe adjust your micro focus :)
     

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