Camera Shake

To: "bird" <>
Subject: Camera Shake
From: "Peter Shute (NUW)" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 17:28:15 +1100
On Monday, October 30, 2006 4:47 PM Mike Simpson wrote:

RE: [Birding-Aus] Camera ShakeI use a Panasonic Z30 digital camera
with 12* zoom and a Tcon-17 1.7 *
teleconverter. This gives the equivalent of around 19*zoom or equals
on a 35mm camera.

The camera does have image stabilisation, but for hand-held shots, I
fitted a monopod to the camera which is set nearly horizontal so that
fits under my arm. This, along with it's extra weight gives plenty of

So the image stabilisation isn't enough, or have you disabled it for some reason?

What do you mean by "fits under my arm"? Are you using the viewfinder or the display?

stability to take pictures of birds at fairly low light levels, yet
allows for mobility which is not available with a tripod.

See which is a
cropped image taken at 07:30am from ground level where the bird is
near the
top of a tall Casuarina

Any idea what focal length you used there?

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