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arunava1   Mumbai, IN  Registered since 15th Nov 2012 Tue 11-Dec-12 12:46 PM
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I have a bit of problem in gripping of DSLR. Even with all apppropiate settings in DSLR (shutter speed > 1/60 sec and in daylight), i don't get exact perfect pics as i get in Point & shoot cameras. Will a tripod help in improving the quality of pics?

  

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Reply message RE: Blury pictures Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library
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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library   Hatboro, Pa, US  Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009 Tue 11-Dec-12 02:38 PM
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Maybe yes, maybe no.

What lens and what aperture are you using?
What ISO is the camera set for?

P&S cameras have very small focal length lenses and no mirror to bounce. So you can get away with much slower shutter speeds and actually have poor technique and still get acceptable pictures. A good rule of thumb for shutter speeds is to have 1/2X focal length. So for a 50mm lens you should shoot at 1/100 or faster. For a 200mm lens use 1/400 or faster. If the lens has VR you can get away with a little slower shutter speed. Also increase your ISO even in daylight so you can have a faster shutter speed. Also if your lens has VR you should wait a second or two before fully pressing the shutter to allow the VR elemnt to settle down.

Good luck,
Len

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Wed 12-Dec-12 02:37 AM
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Hi _____,

Welcome to Nikonians!

In addition to Len's excellent advise:

Are you using the Viewfinder or Live View and the rear LCD to compose the image?
If you are using Live View, I would recommend using the Viewfinder and good handholding technique. It is extremely difficult to hold a DSLR like a P&S and get sharp images.

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Thanks in advance.

Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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grnzbra Silver Member  Springfield, US  Nikonian since 28th Sep 2011 Thu 20-Dec-12 05:06 PM
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To what techniques do you refer - in one case "actually have poor technique" and "good handholding techniques" in the other?

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Paignton, UK  Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003 Thu 20-Dec-12 05:12 PM
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The two pieces of advice are consistent

A typical "point-and-shoot" camera is more tolerant of poor hand-holding technique; now that Arunava has moved up to a DSLR, he may benefit from improving his skills in this area.

Brian
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grnzbra Silver Member  Springfield, US  Nikonian since 28th Sep 2011 Thu 20-Dec-12 05:23 PM
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Yes. But what are these techniques? Particularly the poor ones that can be gotten away with when using P&S cameras. ie, What should I avoid doing?

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gkaiseril Gold Member  Chicago, US  Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005 Thu 20-Dec-12 07:03 PM
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DEVELOPING A PROPER HANDHOLDING TECHNIQUE. The rules have not changed with introduction of digital cameras. With high pixile density and full frame they become even more critical.

You could try:
String Tripod

George
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grnzbra Silver Member  Springfield, US  Nikonian since 28th Sep 2011 Thu 20-Dec-12 07:52 PM
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Thanks.
DEVELOPING A PROPER HANDHOLDING TECHNIQUE was interesting.

String Tripod looks kinda neat, but how does one use it - step on it?

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gkaiseril Gold Member  Chicago, US  Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005 Thu 20-Dec-12 08:27 PM
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One places on leg infront of the other. Step on the string with the forward foot, Now stand up an the string will tighten up. This should force a more stable stance.

George
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