Risen wrote:Of course, if you're shooting something in the wind, you need to really crank up the shutter speed in order to avoid blur anyway.
D'oh! Yeah, it was at 1/250, I probably should have bumped it up to 1/500 at least.
Risen wrote:But even with the best tripod and no wind, your hand pushing the shutter release may also cause vibration. You can use the camera's timer for this, but that can get tedious, especially since most cameras have only one timer setting: 10s. The best way is to fire it is with a cable release or remote switch.
I use a cable release for exactly this reason.
Risen wrote:You also need a lens that can focus at that distance... but I'll assume you're not completely blind and it looked okay in the viewfinder!
Well, this is one of those cameras with a seperate viewfinder, so the viewfinder view is totally worthless for close-ups. The screen has a tendancy to look sharper than the image itself. Now that I'm making gobs of money at my new job, I'll be able to buy myself a nice camera pretty soon. (Actually, I might be able to do a bit of photography for the magazine itself too since I seem to be the only one with experience in the building.