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    string tripod is my friend in this situation

    String (actually sash cord works best) with a 1/4-20 eye bolt to thread into the tripod socket.

    Step on the string with one foot, and with legs spread a bit apart, you can tighten your whole body up when the camera strap is over your shoulders.

    It takes a lot of the bob and weave out of your body, and lets the shutter be tripped reliably at 1/15 , and less reliably at 1/8, providing you gently depress the shutter release, as opposed to a quick jab.

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    I was going to suggest the same solution as Mike Wilde. I personally never have been able to get a sharp picture with a slow-ish shutter speed with my Rollei. I weave too much as I stand (even sober!). I also find the action of pressing the shutter button back toward the camera tends to make things move too much. The shutter button has such a long "throw" that I usually screw things up. I own a Rollei pistol grip, which helps some, and it is handy in the studio when using flash. 99 percent of the time, I use a tripod.

    Peter Gomena

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    Mirror slap with a Hasselblad? I admit they're noisy, but man the 500 series are smooth. See this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkKcbyh2CrA. Now, it's a video and can be faked. But I have a 503 and I can believe it because my experience agrees with the video. The darned thing is often good (close ups excluded) to 1/15 handheld and without additional support for me. I get about the same from a pair of Mamiya C220F TLR's.
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    Thank you all.
    I do have a cable release in my camera bag.
    Today and tomorrow I am planning to do some low light shooting, probably with the aid of a monopod and flash and see what happens.
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    If I set my TLR on a table, and use a cable release, I can shoot in B! – Interesting, isn’t it? I just have to take care not to touch the table’s foot with my own or somebody else’s foot, and, of course, to avoid hurricane and earthquake seasons.

    Handheld, 1:15 works for me, but I would easily risk a 1:8.
    B&W is silver.

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    Ari, I've shot down to 1 second heldheld.
    See, for example, this photo shot at 1/2
    second @ f/3.5:

    http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=34434

    A shutter cable is essential. I've never tried
    Mike Wilde's string tripod but it sounds like a
    great idea.

    Sanders

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    I got lucky with a P+S and got a wonderful shot handheld at 1/10th sec with the background tack sharp and the subject motion blurred.
    I figure it would be much easier with a massive TLR and a neck strap.

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    With a TLR and a tight neck strap, good breath control and a smooth finger on the shutter release, I can get good sharpness at 1/30, not bad at 1/15. A monopod gives me at least another stop, and whenever practical, I use it even for faster speeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram View Post
    ... low light shooting, probably with the aid of a monopod and flash and see what happens.
    Sounds more like a TRIPOD situation to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Sounds more like a TRIPOD situation to me!
    If I could use a tripod, I wouldn't have bought a TLR, a small flash and a monopod.
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