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08-04-2008, 03:30 PM   #1
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Shake Reduction -- On or Off with Monopod

Is it better to leave shake reduction on or off when shooting with monopod? I know the manual says to leave it off when using a tripod, but monopod is not as stable, at least when I use one, but I am not sure whether to leave it on or off.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lenp Quote
Is it better to leave shake reduction on or off when shooting with monopod? I know the manual says to leave it off when using a tripod, but monopod is not as stable, at least when I use one, but I am not sure whether to leave it on or off.
Try it and see.
And get back to us with what you find.
I'm curious too.
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My guess is that SR on will be best. Seems to me that the slight motion on a monopod would be ideal for SR to eliminate.
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My guess is that SR on will be best. Seems to me that the slight motion on a monopod would be ideal for SR to eliminate.
Agreed.

I use SR when I use a monopod.

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If you're on a monopod, leave the SR on, especially if you're at higher zoom ranges or at slow shutter speeds. You will get better results, believe me. You just can't hold a monopod as steady as a tripod.

If you're on a tripod, then follow the manual's advice and switch it off.

I don't have the pics online, but having shot a large number of college marching band pictures at 300mm under stadioum lights, I can attest that SR on is the way to go for a monopod.

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Leave SR on

I used a monopod at dusk/night a couple weekends ago, and I left SR on (along with high ISO).

I've got some shots here that show how they turned out. I didn't include the completely blurred shots, but you can get an idea of how it can look.

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I have had much better results with SR off using my monopod, even while using a fairly long lens. Others have had different results so it may depend on the photographer. Almost all of my monopod use is outdoors in daylight and usually panning.
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Hi alohadave

Sorry about this little piece of mischief, but I simply couldn't resist the temptation.....you know these things are....LOL !

Best regards
Richard


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I always use a monopod (shaky hands) and always have SR on. Not had any problems with it set that way.
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I have tried both. ALthough one can get good results with it off. I find it much better with SR on with a monopod
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Hi alohadave

Sorry about this little piece of mischief, but I simply couldn't resist the temptation.....you know these things are....LOL !

Best regards
Richard
He he he, Nice.
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