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Old March 31st, 2008, 09:19 PM   #1
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Do my camera skills suck or is this pretty common?

Just got my LEX on saturday and I totally love it. I've noticed though that any kind of camera movement, especially handheld, is a lot jumpier, and I'm guessing that's cause I have my a1 zoomed in a little over 3/4 of the max zoom. Anyway, it's not a big deal, but I'm wondering if anyone's used the LEX on a DIY or lower budget steadicam and what kind of success they've had.

W/r/t to using the LEX/XHA1 combo handheld: Has anyone gotten comfortable with this? I'd imagine you'd need a shoulder mount...
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Old April 1st, 2008, 12:17 AM   #2
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Hi Matt.................

Er, sorry if I come across as a bit obtuse, but what's a "Lex" when it's at home?

Can't comment on anything else till 've cleared that one up, tho' would have to say, off the top of my head - er, Canon XH A1, 75% zoom, handheld?

And the best of British luck to you chum! Jumpy isn't quite how I'd describe the effect but it's getting there.


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Old April 1st, 2008, 09:39 AM   #3
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did you shut off the steady shot at you'r camera?
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Old April 1st, 2008, 10:33 AM   #4
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Here's a free camera skill: never use zoom if your camera is not on a tripod. ;)
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 05:14 AM   #5
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Hey Matt, does the shake appear less apparent the wider the lens you use?
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 10:06 PM   #6
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Well, I've only got a nikon 28mm lens so far, but the shake is fairly apparent with that. On a tripod its perfectly balanced. I'm guessing I'll need a shoulder mount like the dvrigpro or something to use it effectively handheld. I should have a 50mm lens arriving in the mail today and as soon as I get that I'll see if its any worse.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 10:29 PM   #7
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Er, sorry if I come across as a bit obtuse, but what's a "Lex" when it's at home?

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I think he means a Letus Extreme.

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