Circular Polarizing filters

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tfinch2

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Originally posted by: episodic
I am correct that even without IS - taking photos in bright sunlight will stay above 1/60 sec necessary to minimize handshake - correct?

Depends what your focal length is. If you're shooting at say 50mm (35 mm equivalent), then you'd like to keep your shutter speed to atleast 1/50 of a second. For 60mm, 1/60 sec, 100mm, 1/100 sec. Even moreso with a P&S, since they are so small, I find them harder to stabilize in my hands.

More than likely though, even with a cir polarizer in bright sunlight, you'll be sittin' pretty at 1/200 or higher most of the time.
 

OdiN

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Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
Originally posted by: tfinch2
Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
I've managed 1/15 sec with a 24mm if I'm really careful.
This shot is handheld 1/100 at an effective focal length of 300mm. Also with a circ polarizer, you can't even notice he's behind glass.

http://www.pbase.com/travisfinch/image/57485697
Damn. Were you resting on something or freestanding? Either way that's impressive.

ZV

The EXIF says 150mm
 

tfinch2

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Feb 3, 2004
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Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
Originally posted by: tfinch2
Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
I've managed 1/15 sec with a 24mm if I'm really careful.
This shot is handheld 1/100 at an effective focal length of 300mm. Also with a circ polarizer, you can't even notice he's behind glass.

http://www.pbase.com/travisfinch/image/57485697
Damn. Were you resting on something or freestanding? Either way that's impressive.

ZV

Freestanding. It was too crowded to do otherwise. Just gotta relax, take a deep breath, and shoot. If it turns out, it turns out. If not, well, use a monopod! :p
 

tfinch2

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Originally posted by: OdiN
Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
Originally posted by: tfinch2
Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
I've managed 1/15 sec with a 24mm if I'm really careful.
This shot is handheld 1/100 at an effective focal length of 300mm. Also with a circ polarizer, you can't even notice he's behind glass.

http://www.pbase.com/travisfinch/image/57485697
Damn. Were you resting on something or freestanding? Either way that's impressive.

ZV

The EXIF says 150mm

Crop factor still effects the 1/focal length rule.
 

Zenmervolt

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Originally posted by: OdiN
Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
Originally posted by: tfinch2
Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
I've managed 1/15 sec with a 24mm if I'm really careful.
This shot is handheld 1/100 at an effective focal length of 300mm. Also with a circ polarizer, you can't even notice he's behind glass.

http://www.pbase.com/travisfinch/image/57485697
Damn. Were you resting on something or freestanding? Either way that's impressive.

ZV
The EXIF says 150mm
Depending on the FOV crop, a 150mm lens can easily be 300mm effective on a DSLR.

ZV