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To often I read on forums that making a good macro is only possible on a tripod and with MF.

I do not agree with that.
So I made some handheld macro's with D200+grip+Tamron 180 (heavy stuff) and while using AF.

Do I have a steady hand? Not really. But I pay a lot of attention to my breathing technique.

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To often I read on forums that making a good macro is only possible on a tripod and with MF. I do not agree with that. Do I have a steady hand? Not really. But I pay a lot of attention to my breathing technique.
Now this is very interesting. At Oxford Scientific Films in the UK we were taught various breathing techniques for slow shutterspeeds plus on how to make our body into a tripod. This meant that I could take macro photos on a Leica R3 with a 60mm Macro-Elmarit R at a R.Ratio of 1:3 and at 1/25th sec which was very useful when ISO's were just 25ASA and 64ASA.

BBW. Bob F.
 
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The reason that I don't use a tripod very often is 1) I'm lazy, 2) lack of flexibility.
As you show, it can be done with excellent results, but if I want to achieve that quality I either have to use a tripod :smile: or flash. The latter option is much easier now with the R1 kit enabling me to get images which do hardly look as if flash was used.

Cheers
 
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Kudos to you. I used to use a monopod and occasionally a tripod; but I had too many mishaps with them. I keep them in my vehicle, but I prefer to handhold as much as possible.
 

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