"Peter Shute (NUW)" <>
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
What do you mean by "fits under my arm"? Are you using the viewfinder or the
stability to take pictures of birds at fairly low light levels, yet
allows for mobility which is not available with a tripod.
See http://members.optusnet.com.au/ozbirds/nankeen_nh.html which is a
cropped image taken at 07:30am from ground level where the bird is
top of a tall Casuarina
Any idea what focal length you used there?
To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering
takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely
a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way.
If you wish to get material removed from the archive or
have other queries about the archive e-mail
Andrew Taylor at this address: