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70-200 Vr Having Trouble Keeping It Steady!!!

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Debbie H, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Debbie H

    Debbie H

    Aug 23, 2007
    Missouri
     
  2. Good URL for Other Hobby

    Thank you for this URL. I'm trying to improve my target shooting from the standing and kneeling positions. This helps a lot.
     
  3. Debbie H

    Debbie H

    Aug 23, 2007
    Missouri
    Thanks I have seen that video before another member had pointed that out to me on a different thread, and I have been practicing just the way Joe is shooting. Good info.!! Debbie:smile:
     
  4. rampal

    rampal

    128
    May 4, 2008
    @Newbury, UK
    I once did something similar with my monopod and my pockets... almost free if you have a monopod with a head that allows some movement.
    Can be a good alternative....
     
  5. anthonyc

    anthonyc

    167
    May 30, 2008
    NYC
    i know its simple, but you did make sure VR is turned on and in normal mode right?
    also, are you waiting for the vr to steady the lens before you shoot?
     
  6. A good set of batteries for the flash that can handle bursts... do 3-5 shot bursts for the important shots... one picture out of each set should be sharp enough! Esp. with the D200! :smile: I sometimes do bursts anyways to try and get one good pic.
     
  7. say cheeze

    say cheeze Guest

    If you think the D300/70-200VR combo is heavy, try carrying a D1H/70-200VR combo.

    Here's what you do:
    Take your D300/70-200 combo and do 5 set of 10 reps and you bench press them. Make sure there is someone to spot you, because you don't want it to drop on you or drop it. Take 1min between each set to recover.
     
  8. rampal

    rampal

    128
    May 4, 2008
    @Newbury, UK
    after something like that I won't be able to move my arms anymore :tongue:... no kidding, since I'm using the D300/MB-10 and the 24-70 as walkaround kit :eek:  I'm having right hand pain problems!!! I must exercise!!! :biggrin:

    the 70-200 is another story, as it forces me to use my left hand more... so at the end the pain is evenly distributed between arms!!! :biggrin::biggrin:
     
  9. Debbie H

    Debbie H

    Aug 23, 2007
    Missouri

    Darren I don't think it is funny. I have thought about getting one of those for support. I saw at a wedding photographer about 3 years ago using one. The you have listed at BH hold 5.5lb, just weighed the whole combo 7lbs 2ounces. :frown:Thanks!! Debbie:smile:
     
  10. Debbie H

    Debbie H

    Aug 23, 2007
    Missouri

    :frown:yes to all the above. Thanks, Debbie
     
  11. Debbie H

    Debbie H

    Aug 23, 2007
    Missouri
    Thanks Shaun!! Yes I have the 2900 rechargeable batteries and a lot of them just in case.
     
  12. Debbie H

    Debbie H

    Aug 23, 2007
    Missouri

    :biggrin: Well I have been doing that for the last few days and it is really building up my arm muscles. OK:wink: you know I'm kidding but this might sound funny but I have been doing extra arm excercises.:smile: Debbie
     
  13. drjiveturkey

    drjiveturkey Guest

    It doesn't matter, it will at least give you some support. My only concern with that contraption (or a regular Monopod) is that it becomes combersome when trying to shoot in Portrait mode.

    I think you just need to work on your stance like other have mentioned. I'm not that much bigger than you and have used a similar set up with a D3. If your stance is similar to your Avatar than yeah, your arms will be tired by the end of the day.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 12, 2008
  14. Debbie H

    Debbie H

    Aug 23, 2007
    Missouri
    The monopod is very combersome in portrait mode, believe me I been practicing!! I never hold my camera like I did in my Avatar. That was a quick shot in the mirror before I went out for dinner one night. Debbie:smile:
     
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