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02-16-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Shake Reduction

I recently moved from a K100 to a K30. On the K100, there is a Shaker Reduction switch by the lens and the manual said to turn it off if tha camera is mounted on a tripod. You have to go in the menu on the K30 to turn the SR on and off and it does not say anything about turning it off when on a tripod, just some other situations.
So, should I turn the SR off when I have it mounted on a tripod? If so, why did they remove the switch?

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QuoteOriginally posted by brent-b Quote
I recently moved from a K100 to a K30. On the K100, there is a Shaker Reduction switch by the lens and the manual said to turn it off if tha camera is mounted on a tripod. You have to go in the menu on the K30 to turn the SR on and off and it does not say anything about turning it off when on a tripod, just some other situations.
So, should I turn the SR off when I have it mounted on a tripod? If so, why did they remove the switch?
They removed the switch because SR is something you keep on most of the time. The same rules apply with respect to a tripod, and if you select the seft timer SR will disable itself.

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Personally I leave it off nearly all of the time. Nearly all of my photographs are landscapes and I use a tripod. I also read somewhere, can't remember where, that if you are panning it confuses the SR. The only time I pan is for bird photography when I'm using the camera hand held.
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QuoteOriginally posted by brent-b Quote
I recently moved from a K100 to a K30. On the K100, there is a Shaker Reduction switch by the lens and the manual said to turn it off if tha camera is mounted on a tripod. You have to go in the menu on the K30 to turn the SR on and off and it does not say anything about turning it off when on a tripod, just some other situations.
So, should I turn the SR off when I have it mounted on a tripod? If so, why did they remove the switch?
The easiest way to turn SR off when camera is on tripod is to set the Self-timer 2/10 sec: push four-way button (right) and choose Self-timer mode - this will turn SR off.

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I have not noticed that however this does not make much sense to me.

I would still like to use SR when using 2 sec self timer when hand held.

Self timer is a best method to avoid camera shake when releasing the shutter. So what was the point of removing this feature - this is quite mental. I reckon 10 s self -timer would be ok to remove SR but nor for 2 sec
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I use self timer.
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Thanks for the info and tips. I do switch between handheld and a tripod a lot, so I might use the 2 second timer.
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