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10-13-2016, 01:34 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Shake reduction - accidentally left it off

The other day I accidentally left shake reduction off because previously I was using a tripod. After taking a bunch of handheld shots, still in relatively bright daylight with the Pentax-A 70-200 f/4, I noticed almost all of them were blurry because of camera movement...it's actually incredible how well it works when it's on!

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Especially at the long end!
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I'm one to do that so i am glad the shutter delay disengages sr. I always notice when i forgot to turn that off. It's annoying for that first hand held shot when the mirror goes up and you are looking at nothing waiting for the shutter especially if it was set for 12 second delay. It only happens for that first shot.
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There's the trick, never turn SR off. The 2 second delay turns it off automatically, which is bummer if you are trying to shoot in a wind and your tripod is vibrating... but quite helpful the rest of the time.

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
The 2 second delay turns it off automatically, which is bummer if you are trying to shoot in a wind and your tripod is vibrating... but quite helpful the rest of the time.
Note: not on the K1 anymore; you can decide to have SR + 2 seconds delay or IR remote.
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I wish they could add SR to the "memory" settings. So that the camera always enable SR when camera is switched on (if memory on SR is off).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
So that the camera always enable SR when camera is switched on (if memory on SR is off).
That's the case when using User settings.
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I did the same thing recently. I always seem to forget a setting.

QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
There's the trick, never turn SR off.
Don't you have to turn it off when on a tripod or shooting at fast enough shutter speeds?

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Don't know about the K-3 but the K-1 can turn SR off by itself when on a tripod. Very handy setting.

Has anyone ever experienced over-compensating SR at high shutterspeeds?
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I never turn mine off and I've never experienced it. But then, I don't exactly look for it either. My rule of thumb is if you want a shot, take three, one will be good.
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It doesn't mention anything in the manual about it so maybe the camera only activates it when it needs it. If its on a tripod but you are using a telephoto I would think it would still be useful.
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In other words if the camera doesn't detect motion, SR isn't activated, which is what I have experienced. I don't think anyone has ever posted an image they claim was ruined by SR, for critical evaluation. It's just one of those things that sounds like it might be true.
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Yeah, I've noticed the camera sometimes turns it off by itself when it's still. It might be interesting to do some tests to see if SR on a tripod makes the image worse...probably it doesn't.
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