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Old Jul 23, 2010, 9:23 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I dont have a photo to post, but instead, I'd like to ask a question. I was wondering if anyone has successfully done hdr without a tripod on a E-420? This camera doesnt have IS and I'd like to try some hdr, but I also dont like lugging around a tripod all the time. I'm not looking to get a super sharp image, but something at least respectable. I would just go out and try this, but the weather and lack of time has prevented me from shooting anything lately. Any imput is appreciated, thanks.
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 9:30 AM   #2
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A quick look at the specs says there is an Image Stabilization Mode as one of the Scene Modes on that camera so you could see what that offers you if you want to try the multiple exposures.

Alternatively, you can get an acceptable pseudoHDR from a single JPeG or more ideally, a single RAW.
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The "IS" feature on the camera is not true IS and it slows down the shutter speed wich makes it worse to try to take 3 consecutive pictures in a row. I've messed around with the psudo stuff, but I'n my opinion, it's just not the same as true hdr.
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I use a Fuji S5700 and usually take my HDR shots with tripod. But if you are careful, bracing yourself and keeping the camera as steady as possible you can take your shots and if you assemble in Photomatix the program will line up the shots. And you say you arent looking for a super sharp image but something respectable. Thats an odd thing to say. Everyone wants a super sharp image which is respectable -- anything less isnt. Or rather how blurry and fuzzy is acceptable to you?
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Old Jul 26, 2010, 6:50 PM   #5
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Well I obviously want the sharpest picture I can get, but I also realize I won't get the sharpest image without using a tripod. I did get out and try this this weekend. I posted my first couple HDR's in another post.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/hd...esque-ile.html

The second shot was done without a tripod and I being a beginer, would say that is acceptable by my terms for now as far a sharpness goes.
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