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Old January 19th, 2009, 04:51 AM   #1
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Steady shot on or off for the EX1

What are the thoughts keeping the steady shot on while using a tripod.
Iím finding even the smallest bump with steady shot off or panning the lens seems to wobble.

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Old January 19th, 2009, 05:00 AM   #2
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I would go for steadyshot off - with it on, there is a noticeable lag when you start a pan, and a catch-up at the end. If you are getting wobble with the tripod on a firm surface, you may need to check the tripod, head or camera plate.

If what your tripod is on is not particularly firm, steadyshot on may give better results.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 07:02 AM   #3
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I agree with Nick.

Tripod = Steadyshot off (unless your tripod is on shaky ground or something)
Handheld = Steadyshot on
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When on a tripod, by all means, turn it off. Otherwise you run the very real risk of messing up a one-in-a-lifetime shot.

I know, because I've done it!
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