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sharpness: my perpetural struggle

bobpilot

Washington, US
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"RE: sharpness: my perpetural struggle"

bobpilot Silver Member Nikonian since 08th May 2007
Wed 30-Jan-13 03:16 AM | edited Wed 30-Jan-13 03:47 AM by bobpilot

Thank you; I read your post twice and I'll read it again tomorrow; then I'll a tap test (after my dental visit to get a crown put on a back molar)

Let me see if I captured what you said:

1. Get spikes. Do you mean these: B&H # GIGS5030VSF ?
Or these: B&H # GIG1220129L3

I found B&H# GIG1410130B3 for the Series 5. (This means that I am considering a new tripod)

2. Test to find out where the vibration is coming from; legs, head, lens foot.

3. Use long lens technique: hand on lens, Mup (for test, but not practical in field)

4. I am confused about what you meant about the Long Lens Support. You stated, "I predict the results with and without the long lens support will be difficult to distinguish . . ." So, is the Long Lens support of not much improvement in stablity? Later you said you use it; does it help?

This little adventure to Yellowstone will cost me a significant amount of money; hotel, guide, transportation, meals, cold-weather clothes. If I have to buy a new tripod, I will. I don't want to spend the money and come home with images that are not sharp; if a new tripod will resolve this issue then that's what I'll do.

If I can't get a sharp image, every time, or at least most of the time at home on a concrete slab, taking photos of a ruler on a stable platform, I am not going to get good images on an icy path, in bitter cold with wind blowing. If a new tripod will improve the odds, the that's what I'll do.

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