I have been asked to be the photographer for a two day event of 100 + people. I own a couple of D7000's and numerous lens, all vr plus two primes, 35mm and 50mm. I am 75 years old and have been shooting as advanced amateur for 50 years. I don't have any health problems, but my hands are not as steady as I would like.
1. Does anyone have any experience with valium or xanax in shooting, i.e. will they steady the hands?
2. There will be times where I might be able to use a tripod. Any suggestions on which one or type is optimum--price, weight, and steady.
Thamks in advance for any help.
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#2. "RE: Shaky hands" | In response to Reply # 0ChrisPlatt Registered since 04th Jun 2011Tue 24-Jul-12 07:39 PM
Before you resort to sedatives (you don't want to be loopy during the event), is it possible to reengineer your shooting form to minimize shake? If you hold your elbows in tightly against your body and hold the camera tightly against your forehead/eye (the way we do with long lens technique) and use VR, will that adequately control the shake for you?
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#3. "RE: Shaky hands" | In response to Reply # 2Enthus_Photo Registered since 15th May 2012Tue 24-Jul-12 08:45 PM
I agree with both posts above. Also, you might consider a monopod instead of a tripod unless you won't need to be very mobile.
I have a Sirui P-326 monopod ($99, but there is a $69 aluminum version) and a sunwayfoto monopod head ($112) that suits me very well.
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#4. "RE: Shaky hands" | In response to Reply # 3PeterBeckett Nikonian since 04th Jan 2010Wed 25-Jul-12 11:44 AM
>I agree with both posts above. Also, you might consider a
>monopod instead of a tripod unless you won't need to be very
>I have a Sirui P-326 monopod ($99, but there is a $69 aluminum
>version) and a sunwayfoto monopod head ($112) that suits me
+1 to the above, especially with the monopod suggestion. BTW, I am 72 and can't reliably HH at the slow speeds I used to...
Also remember that you'll have less of a problem with HH if flash provides a significant part of the illumination.