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Old Nov 10, 2006, 8:48 AM   #11
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I'm being sarcastic. ;-) Try that with another camera and see what you get trying to shoot without a tripod or flash at 1/10 second. Anti-shake is neat. :-)

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Old Nov 10, 2006, 10:22 AM   #12
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I thought that was an odd post coming from you. I guess I didn't pick up on your sarcasm. The part about Sony fixing it wasn't sarcastic though, that was hilarious!
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Old Nov 10, 2006, 9:55 PM   #13
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JimC, let us know how it goes with Sony: I've had problems with the antishake at even 1/160th sec in photos like this one


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Bill, it looks like yours has a similar issue. BTW, that's Very Nice Photo.

Yet, one part of the image is tack sharp and the bird looks blurry. So, yours may need fixing, too (unless you want to take photos like that). :-)

A number of mine at slower shutter speeds seem OK though. So, I want to rule out that it's not something I'm doing wrong. Perhaps the heat from the campfire was impacting the anti-shake. I remember seeing something about operating temperature range somewhere.

Surely, it can't be shutter speed, since I've got some photos that have less blur at 1/10 second (so, that must be fast enough) and you're having a problems with blur at even faster shutter speeds.

I was standing further away from the fire for this one and it looks OK to me, and it was taken at 1/10 second. So, I'm hesitant to send it in for them to fix it, if it's only going to occur when I'm standing too close to a campfire.

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The campfire was causing another issue, too.

In addition to blur in some of my snapshots, I couldn't figure out how to get the red eye reduction mode working with my flash turned off, and you can see redeye caused by the campfire flames in some of them.

Here's another at 1/10 second and ISO 3200, and if you look close, you can see the red eye I'm talking about.

Just to make matters worse, it was so dark out, I couldn't see well enough for manual focus. So, I had to use Autofocus instead (no flash assist was needed though).


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JimC, let us know how it goes with Sony: I've had problems with the antishake at even 1/160th sec in photos like this one

You need to shake the camera juuuuust a little harder to make the AS 'kick in !

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You need to shake the camera juuuuust a little harder to make the AS 'kick in !
Or have very steady hands, something to brace the camera against, a tripod or suitable substitute. ;-)

That sample was taken with a Fuji S7000 at ISO 200 using a 1/4 second shutter speed and the Fuji S7000 doesn't have any type of optical or sensor based stabilization system. It's a very good camera, though.



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JimC,

Iwas being sarcastic in this hilarious thread.

That was my wife Sharon's hand held shot used for our Halloween cards.

I posted it to show that (while sometimes useful) AS is not always needed.

Anti Shake (on my 7D) gives me about 1 stop when used on stationary subjects.

I believe myself to have a relatively stable and experienced 'hand'.

...john

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That was my wife Sharon's hand held shot used for our Halloween cards.

I posted it to show that (while sometimes useful) AS is not always needed.
Your wife does better than I do at 1/4 second, with or without AS. :-) Great shot for Halloween cards.


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