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Old Feb 7, 2006, 12:27 AM   #31
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Use viewfinder and not LCD makes a difference.
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 4:31 AM   #32
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This was raised here before,and the solution was to carry two lengths of string and a 1/4 x 3/4 inch bolt and then screw the bolt into the base of camera where the tripod screws,tie both strings to the bolt and the other ends to a stick on the ground and stand on it ,pull upwards to hold the camera still.
what a great idea!!

but use little plastic tiles instead of a stick and you can leave the "tripod" attached (hanging out of the bag if dirty).
Now all I need a bolt that fits!
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 5:30 AM   #33
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Hello Pixelstuff!

NO...it's NO practical...second; other looking people at you how you take photos, will smile...looking you with such "Invention"!.

Acquiring some "Table" type tripod, & turning to your "Chest" it's better & more "Good looking"...way!

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Old Feb 8, 2006, 10:33 PM   #34
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I find it helps (and I'm a shaky 72 yo) to have the camera strap around my neck and hold the camera taught against the strap
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Old Mar 17, 2006, 10:45 AM   #35
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well i think the self timer should work fine. compose the scene, set the shutter speed and invoke the self timer. of course make it a point to rest the camera on a hard even surface so that no shake occurs. here is one pic i shot using the self timer and a shutter speed of 5 secs.
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Old Mar 21, 2006, 3:24 PM   #36
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D Parker wrote:
Use whatever is around you to rest your camera on.

Use a car door, a mailbox, a fire hydrant - whatever is around and is steadier than you - it will be better than nothing.
I am always on the lookout for such potential platforms when I am out in dim light. Also helps to have an articulated camera body or at least an articulated LCD monitor if you find yourself in these conditions a lot. Makes framing the picture a lot easier without impersonating a pretzel.
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