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06-27-2007, 07:56 PM   #1
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Use SR with monopod?

Okay so the general rule is turn SR off with tripod or when panning. What about shooting people sport (rugby or soccer or netball etc.) with a monopod? There's a certain amount of panning with the players, and the stabilsation of the monopod, hmmmm. Anyone know, or think they know, the answer?

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SR *ON* for monopod ...

QuoteOriginally posted by Arpe Quote
Okay so the general rule is turn SR off with tripod or when panning. What about shooting people sport (rugby or soccer or netball etc.) with a monopod? There's a certain amount of panning with the players, and the stabilsation of the monopod, hmmmm. Anyone know, or think they know, the answer?
Yes, the manual clearly states that SR should be left ON for monopods.
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Most of the time, I leave SR on when I use my a* 300 f2.8 on a monopod ... I managed to take photos even with 1/8 sec shutter speed
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It depends on the lens size, how steady you are with the monopod, and so on. If you're panning, I would suggest turning SR off. In fact, I believe the manual even talks about leaving SR off when panning. Otherwise, with shaky hands or a longer lens, I'd leave SR on.

Another alternative is to find a more steady way of holding the monopod. On a recent afternoon at a nearby raceway, I strapped my monopod to a very convenient fence post. Since that seemed as stable as a tripod, SR was turned off. At that point, I was able to pan as the vehicle passed (the raceway was rented to photograph that one vehicle in a very fast turn), which worked very well.

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Thanks. Stewart - that's not really possible as I follow tha action around the field a bit, also move to get different angles to add variety. It's not really panning I guess, it's more like following. I realise there will be some trial and error but was checking out the collective wisdom.

I don't actually have SR in my Ds of course, but I'm probably not too far away from upgrading.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Arpe Quote
Thanks. Stewart - that's not really possible as I follow tha action around the field a bit, also move to get different angles to add variety. It's not really panning I guess, it's more like following. I realise there will be some trial and error but was checking out the collective wisdom.
For following action, keep SR on. At least that's what I did recently.
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