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11-11-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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Lessons learned

I tried my luck to today with K mount lenses and it was not good. I couldn't see the LCD out in the sun, partly because I hadn't set it to it's brightest, and I use photo-gray glasses and they were dark, also I left my LCD hood loop home. All my fault, LCD is now set. I started with my Super Tak 200 and that is tough to hand hold. I think I will get used to things with my 135 (EFL 750) first then move up. Bracing the hood to my face also helps steady things and it's easier to follow subjects. I also found that if I leave SR running it is easier to hold on to a subject. So far no keepers.

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11-11-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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It does take practice to get results from the Q with long lenses. The SR helps a lot. Before SR, I could get a decent percentage of keepers at 135mm or less. 200 was almost impossible, unless in bright sun. With SR I got some keepers using the 55-300 zoom at 300 ( thanks for the push snostorm) the first time out.
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Longest I've attempted hand held is the 100mm macro but that was pre firmware 1.10.
Bright sunny day and fast shutter speed helped.
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