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I have become sloppy with midrange technique

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Commodorefirst, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005

    Shooting with my (now sold) 24-120VR has created some slop in my photo technique. I have noticed the decline in my skills with the new primes I bought. Before when I had the CP5000 I worked very very hard to get good clear shots, and I was really good at low shutter speeds with the light CP cameras. When I have the big lenses out and about I also seem to take great care, but evidently I had gotten sloppy when out walking and taking "snapshots" at least a third or more walking about prime shots are blurry! lol

    I had been using the 24-120VR's VR as a crutch for just throwing the camera up to the ol eyeball.

    On landscapes with the 12-24 I use a tripod, when shooting indoors at Hi ISO and low shutter speeds I have been doing fine, because I am thinking about low light, but walking outdoors in bright sunlight, and at evening at 1/30-1/100, I have operator error! Time to unlearn my bad habits I developed with that lens. Should only take a day or so to get it through my thick head. I need to relearn my muscle memory and or pretend I have a telephoto on and take my time, hold correctly etc. etc. I know how to do it, just sloppy.

    I used to be real real good at this back in the CP days!


  2. patrickh


    May 4, 2005
    Thousand Oaks
    Amazing how much better one's technique can become after a serious bout of bad pics. I find it is something that happens time after time. Then, there's the "I forgot what?" goof - my most recent was to shoot for 15 minutes thinking I had switched back to AF. Lots of wonderfully OOF shots even with a wide angle zoom on. But it does remind you that DOF can sometimes help.LOL.
  3. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    I have not found the 24-120's vr to be helpful with bad holding technique. Whenever I am sloppy, I get blurry pictures, no matter what the lens. Of course, then I just call it art. :Crunk:
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