Super Steady Shot

posted on 29th of august, 2010

After a great trip to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC i found out that no tripods are allowed and using my flash even with my diffuser and fairly low flash settings i was still coming up with reflections and halos.Lighting conditions as in most museums or galleries are usually quite dim to say the least so i switched on the Super Steady Shot feature on my Sony A-700.With an ISO setting of 1600 and a lens opening of about F6.3 i was able to capture some pretty awesome images even though i wasn't able to acquire a shutter speed no higher than 1/30 of a second.

So as you can probably imagine,i am a big fan of this feature and if you have a camera with this feature i highly recommend using it in situations such as the one i was in.Of course you still have to hand hold the camera as steady as you possibly can.

According to the specs of my A-700 the feature is helpful for up to 3 whole stops where my older A-100 is good for only one and a half stops.This is just an assumption on my part but i think that the specs of a feature such as this will differ depending on the brand of camera as well as the model.

My image of Lincoln was accepted just a few days ago and with only two views so far i already had a sale with more images waiting for approval.

Thanks to this great feature i might be able to have some sales that i couldn't have had without it.

Comments (6)

Posted by Indy2320 on August 30, 2010
Yes Meryll,the dust reduction seems to work well as a preventive measure but i'm always very careful when switching lenses.I used the Clean CCD Feature on my A100 once and i have not had a reason to use it on my A700 yet.For the most part the dust reduction feature works very well but you must still be careful how you handle the body and where.
Posted by Joe1971 on August 30, 2010
Great photo!!!
Posted by Meryll on August 30, 2010
Yes, the inside Super Steady Shot is a great feature of Sony cameras, very very useful and working with all lens. But how about the dust reduction, does it work well on your camera?
Posted by Irisangel on August 29, 2010
Wow, amazing shots. I am sure they will sell well. I have never seen this image of Lincoln. Wonderful
Posted by Mariaam on August 29, 2010
Great feature and photos! :)
Posted by Mani33 on August 29, 2010
Well done shots! Yes it seems it's a great feature! Good luck in sales!

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