BASIC OPERATION [SHOOTING]
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Holding the Camera For best results, be sure to
hold the camera correctly as
shown in the illustrations.
Hold the camera firmly, with your
left hand supporting the camera
and lens as shown in the
illustrations. While taking a
picture, hold your breath and
gently depress the shutter
release button. (Sudden force on
the shutter release button will
cause camera shake, making the
picture blurred.)
Although there are individual differences among
photographers, in general the shutter speed for a hand held
camera is the inverse of the focal length.
For example, 1/75 of a second when the focal length is 75
mm, and 1/150 of a second when it is 150 mm. A tripod
should be used for shutter speeds slower than this.
When the tripod is used, use of an optional Cable Release is
recommended.
To reduce the camera
shake, support your body
or the camera on a solid
object- a table, tree, or a
wall for instance.
When using an ultra-
telephoto lens, a tripod that
is heavier than the total
weight of the camera and
lens is recommended to
avoid the camera shake.
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