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08-09-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Post your examples of Shake Reduction in Action

There was a thread a while back for posting hand held, long exposure photos. I searched, but couldn't find it and wanted to resurrect the idea. Every so often, I am taking a photo and I don't realize how dark it is and when I hit the shutter button, there is a long pause. It is amazing how many of these photos the camera saves for me. I still like to shoot with normal shutter speeds, but sometimes it just isn't going to happen.

This is a photo with the FA 50mm at 2.0, on the K10 with iso 800, hand held, 1/2 second exposure. It's definitely a little soft, but I like the dreaminess it gave my son.



08-10-2009, 10:35 AM   #2
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Nice!

Here's 500mm (Vivitar 500/8 Mirror) at 1/20":

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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
Nice!

Here's 500mm (Vivitar 500/8 Mirror) at 1/20":
That's pretty good! I just bought a da-70, and I'm getting blurry shots at 1/60th sometimes. I've been able to take the da-40 down to 1/15th, with the grip on. Granted, I have rather weak arms.

This one came out sharp somehow, taken with the da-70 @1/30th, and looks a lot better in its original size.

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That can't possibly be a mirror. Where are all the COC's?

QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
Nice!

Here's 500mm (Vivitar 500/8 Mirror) at 1/20":



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All I can figure is that the Vivitar mirror isn't sharp or contrasty enough to render the donuts well. Seriously. It's not a very sharp lens, but with careful use and appropriate PP can produce slightly better results than cropping the DA50-200. You get donuts with really strong specular highlights in the OOF areas, but the duller the highlight and the closer they get to being in focus, the less the effect is actually noticeable with this lens. I no longer have access to the Sigma 600/8 mirror I had borrowed a while back, so I can't do a side by side comparison, but my impression is that the Vivitar (Samyang-made, just like the Phoenix-, Opteka-, and Quantaray-branded versions) is less susceptible to distracting donuts.
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Here are my contributions (which I think are some of the same ones from the original thread)

ISO: 200 - Exposure: 1/4 sec - Aperture: 3.5 - Focal Length: 18mm


ISO: 800 - Exposure: 1/6 sec - Aperture: 2.8 - Focal Length: 50mm



ISO: 800 - Exposure: 1/15 sec - Aperture: 2.0 - Focal Length: 50mm



ISO: 400 - Exposure: 1/10 sec - Aperture: 4.5 - Focal Length: 18mm



ISO: 800 - Exposure: 1/20 sec - Aperture: 2.0 - Focal Length: 50mm
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1/5 second (I'm really proud of this engagement shot!)

here is a link to the exif if you want: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mitchel109/3749750227/meta/
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1/3s extreme low light ceiling painting in the Lourve where flash and tripod were entirely out of the question.

I was lucky at least that I was not harrassed with a SLR














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0.6 (3/5) sec, f/8.0, 50mm, iso 1600, 0 ev, hand-held with FA 50 f/1.4


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PENTAX K10D, 1/6 of a second at f/2.8, ISO 800.

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1/2 sec, f/4.5, 38mm, iso 200, -1/2 Ev, hand-held
with Pentax K100D and kit's lens



1/4 sec, f/??, 55mm, iso 400, -1/3 Ev, hand-held
with Cosina 55mm f/1.2 and Pentax K20D



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I'm always impressed by this one. I think everyone here knows what this subject should lool like in real life! Kudos to the model for their rock-steady hands.

Camera model:PENTAX K-m
Focal length:35 mm
Exposure:1/8 at f/2.8
ISO speed:ISO 200




Another, also 3 stops benefit.

Camera model:PENTAX K-m
Focal length:35 mm
Exposure:1/8 at f/8
ISO speed:ISO 200


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Good shots, everyone. Here is one taken with the DA 40mm at 1/2 second exposure (Something about up loading it seemed to take the sharpness out of the photo, resizing problems perhaps).
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SR is also useful with a higher shutter speed, when you can't have a steady camera.
I took this pic while I was walking. Backwards. On the beach. The guy in the front is also walking. I wonder what it would look like without SR.
Oh and it's not the only good one among many blurred shots, I took three pictures while I was walking there and they're all sharp.

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0.25 sec (1/4), f/4.0, ISO 400, Pentax 16-45 f4.0 hand held

It was mighty dark in this place but the VR works great.
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