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11-08-2015, 08:40 PM   #1
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Do you turn off SR when using a tripod for landscape?

Do you turn off SR when using a tripod for landscape?

11-08-2015, 08:49 PM   #2
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Yes. Though on a tripod I'll usually use the 2 second timer or the Mirror Lock Up with an IR remote, both override and disable SR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by enyceckk Quote
Do you turn off SR when using a tripod for landscape?
Always turn it off when using the tripod.
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Pentax machines wisely overide SR for drive settings likely to be on tripod. This includes IR remote release, etc.

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On a tripod, better turn the SR off to get sharper pictures. I've even heard from Canon / Nikon that optical stab goes out of order when put under a stable position or if it just creates blur.
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I learned from shooting video with the Q that SR is always looking for something to do, so it is indeed a good idea to disable it for tripod use, if you aren't using one of the settings that automatically does this as Marktax mentions.
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Yes, although sometimes I forget, and I miss the mechanical switch on the K20 that shut SR on/off. However. someone wisely advised me recently that it's possible to reassign the RAW/JPEG button, which I never use, to be an SR on-off.

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Yes, although sometimes I forget, and I miss the mechanical switch on the K20 that shut SR on/off. However. someone wisely advised me recently that it's possible to reassign the RAW/JPEG button, which I never use, to be an SR on-off.
Nice tip!
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When using a tripod I try to always use the mirror lock and a remote. I use the 2 or 12 second timer if I don't have my remote or I feel a little lazy. Putting a camera on a tripod and then pushing the button can introduce shake and it can sometimes last longer than 2 seconds which I think is tripod dependent. Also if you want the clearest pics possible use the mirror lockup since mirror slap introduced some shake.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
However. someone wisely advised me recently that it's possible to reassign the RAW/JPEG button, which I never use, to be an SR on-off.
Never knew that...
Except I use the RAW/JPEG button as optical DoF preview...
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No, I turn on the 2s self-timer, so it's the camera that does that for me, just like BrianR.
On a monopod however I've tried it both ways and did not find any substantial difference in the couple tests I did.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
Never knew that...
Except I use the RAW/JPEG button as optical DoF preview...
That isn't a problem with a K-3.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
That isn't a problem with a K-3.
What do you mean?

Is there a dedicated button for DoF preview on the K-3?
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
What do you mean?

Is there a dedicated button for DoF preview on the K-3?
Yes. Turning the power switch past on is Optical or Digital preview. All of the flagship DSLRs have this.
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