Shake Reduction

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Shake Reduction

Post by John » Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:45 pm

Camera shake is one of the major causes of unsharp photographs.

The best solution is the most inconvenient one - the tripod. Don't underestimate the value of a tripod, which becomes essential for close-up work.

A very useful technique becomes available with digital cameras - the ability to alter the ISO. If necessary, I increase the ISO to whatever value needed to give me the aperture and shutter speed I need. Combined with Shake Reduction technology, this makes possible sharp images where it was not possible before.

It is true that increased ISO means increased noise (grain with film) but a sharp noisy (grainy) image will be better than an unsharp smooth one any day.

Whilst normally I use ISO 200 I will not hesitate to go up to ISO 1600 if required.

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