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Old Sep 2, 2005, 12:41 AM   #1
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With all the talk about hand-holding long heavy lenses I just had to try it. :-).
It seems with not so good results, guess I am not too steady handholding a heavy kit, (not so steady without it either).
The kit: Canon EOS 20D, 120-300 F2.8, 2x-tc.

Anyway the results:

Need Morning coffee 600mm


Straffing run 600mm


Abort Landing 300mm


Cleared for landing 300mm


The Search for Fires 300m


And off into the wild blue in the never ending quest for fries.


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Old Sep 2, 2005, 9:11 AM   #2
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Ive found that fast shooting on a high a shutter speed as is possible for the light,without thinking too much works well for handheld shots, I just pan and keep shooting, you will usually get one out of four shots or more ok with practice:-)
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Old Sep 2, 2005, 10:43 AM   #3
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Don't let yourself get discouraged. It took me a whole month to get steady. It's not just a question of strngth, you have to get used to the weight, you have to adjust your shooting technique.

You will be surprised at how steady you become with practice. I say that with confidence based on this first effort.

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Old Sep 2, 2005, 11:01 AM   #4
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Next time out I think I will try it without a polarizer,
:homey: that cost me a couple of stops in speed.

At least gulls are easy to find just show up on the beach with a bag of chips and they all flock to you.

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Old Sep 2, 2005, 12:53 PM   #5
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Next time out I think I will try it without a poalizer,
:homey: that cost me a couple of stops in speed.

At least gulls are easy to find just show up on the beach with a bag of chips and they all flock to you.

Peter.

You mean I don't have to offer them money? Who knew? This should save me quite a bit of cash - but then again, you probably don't shoot in Brooklyn.

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Old Sep 2, 2005, 7:38 PM   #6
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PeterP wrote:
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Next time out I think I will try it without a poalizer,
:homey: that cost me a couple of stops in speed.

At least gulls are easy to find just show up on the beach with a bag of chips and they all flock to you.

Peter.


I never use the polarizer on my big lens, for some reason I always get crap shots when I do, I just use a lens hood on it
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