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Old Aug 21, 2005, 10:35 AM   #1
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Dumped the braided nylon because it's too stretchy. At my local REI -- outdoor sports outfitter -- I found a 3mm diameter braided Dacron that has very little stretch:
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Yesterday, in a trek to the New Hampshire lake district, I took a couple of 1/8 second comparison shots. The first -- rainy creek scene -- shows string tripod success -- the inset (red outline) is far more sharp than the hand-held (background). This is about 1:1. 1/8 sec. f/3.4.
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The second shot is far less of an improvement -- forest pool, 1/8 sec. f/3.4. The double-exposure effect of the string-tripod shot shows some sort of operator error.

All shots, w/ or w/o string tripod, were done with the arms-tight-on-the-body holding technique.
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Quite a dif in the first example, Dave.


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Thanks for the update and the pics, Dave..It certainly worked well for the first shot..

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Old Aug 23, 2005, 5:09 PM   #6
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Ya Dave the string tripod helped a lot.

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Wow Dave, That string tripod really does make a difference. Thanks for the examples.

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Old Aug 23, 2005, 9:35 PM   #8
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Thanks for tha comparison shots Dave. I guess I still can't get my head around how to make the thing work, ie how to hold it (not that I have one to hold, haven't made one yet). I'm kind of a shaky camera holder at best anyway (my unipod sways when I use it). Nonetheless good shots.
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