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03-21-2016, 09:34 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
What makes you so sure mirror shake is the issue?
Well I'm not sure about it at all, but it seems to have some (certainly not the biggest) role in this mess.

I still have to do some more testing but it's starting to seem that my issues build up from many different small things.

Perhaps main reasons are in my technique and the way I have been using my lense. I have never thought about that it is not been "designed" for longer shooting distances eventhough I have known about atmospheric distortions but as I said before I probably have underestimated them a bit as they are not so visible for naked eye or even when looking through viewfinder.

03-25-2016, 09:56 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hemppo Quote
Sometimes I feel that I get sharper images handheld than when using monopod.
Are you turning off the SR when on Monopod?

I also use the K-3ii with the DA*300 on a monopod all the time. I found my images drastically inscreased the second I turned OFF the shake reduction. Something about a sturdy camera with SR on makes the camera introduce a bit of shake because it thinks the camera is too still (if that makes sense?). I know this is not very scientific, but it worked for me.. Give it a try.

Other comment would be atmospheric elements.
I often will shoot towards a light source (sun, lamp, moon, etc) at a 15 degree angle or so in hope to capture some of those atmospheric effects.
Especially when I cannot see them with my naked eye.
A good example is fog over water at sunrise.
We get some eerie fog on chilly mornings over the marshes near me and angled just right the sun can illuminate the air when focused near infinity.

Try the SR off when using the monopod or a tripod.
By all means, use SR when handheld if that works for you. I just shoot too often with a monopod and am convinced I am too steady with it that the SR technology works against me.


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