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.