Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
Depends on the lens. I can hand hold an SLR pretty easily at 1/30th with a 50mm lens if I'm careful. Not as critically sharp as if it were on a tripod of course, but fine for most purposes. 1/15th is a different prospect. I've been able to pull it off, but far from consistently.
It's more about the mirror slap, even at 1/30 it's pretty hard to get a clear image even with some cheap tripods some mirrors just slap hard, heck the Mamiya RZ67's amd Hassleblad mirrors are so heavy at 1/60 you have to be careful.

I am pretty steady and HAVE hand held long lenses, heck I can hand hold my 70-200 lens at 1/30 without IS but that's because the dampener on the new 5D is AMAZING not so with older SLR's


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