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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:21 pm 
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Well I ordered an Olympus E-500 Monday, it should be here tomorrow along with my lens.

I'm really excited but I'm just worried about the fact that the E-500 doesn't have IS...Should I be that worried? I also don't have a Tripod at the moment im a beginner photographer. Is there anything I can do to help out the hands situation. I really don't want to ruin my shots because I can't keep still haha.

Thanks for you're help =]
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:30 am 
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Caldwell wrote:
Well I ordered an Olympus E-500 Monday, it should be here tomorrow along with my lens.

I'm really excited but I'm just worried about the fact that the E-500 doesn't have IS...Should I be that worried? I also don't have a Tripod at the moment im a beginner photographer. Is there anything I can do to help out the hands situation. I really don't want to ruin my shots because I can't keep still haha.

Thanks for you're help =]
Jordan


Well thinking about it isn't going to make it any better.

Don't be nervous at all. It's not like you can ONLY achieve sharp images with some sort of IS or VR system active. No, that's not true. VR/IR is helpful for some shots, but for others, it doesn't really matter.

I wouldn't be surprised if you could shoot clean sharp images as low as 1/40th of a second. Nothing to worry.

When you get the camera, just keep taking pictures and don't think about the lack of an image stabilization. Just take pictures.

There are steps to take to avoid camera shake all around. Before you take the shot, hold your breathe and limit your movement. If there is a wall or tree next to you, lean on that for support. And if you find yourself shooting a 1 second shutter for some reason, place the camera onto a sturdy surface and shoot the picture there.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:37 am 
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Finally, somebody helping me out! haha
Thanks Sean.

Jordan


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Shooting at 1/40 doesn't automatically guarantee sharp images. As a rule of thumb try to stick to a speed that is the same as or a little higher than the focal length. So 20mm , 1/20 , 200mm 1/200 and so on.

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