[OM] Re: E-510 IS effectiveness

Subject: [OM] Re: E-510 IS effectiveness
From: Andrew Fildes <afildes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 08:20:58 +1000
It's not bad, apart from his using the term 'goodness' which is foolish.
Measuring something with this many variables is a nightmare.
As you suggest, it's not so much the improved results in everyday  
shooting that is significant (although the dumb shooter who doesn't  
notice that his shutter speed is too low may get a lot more keepers),  
but as you point out its the fact that you can go where you normally  
wouldn't - like handholding above 500mm at 50mm speed.
Andrew Fildes

On 22/08/2007, at 12:21 AM, Bob Whitmire wrote:

> I can't pretend to understand half of what's said in this article,
> but I can say from personal experience now that I can get some
> reasonably sharp snaps with the 510 and a 50-200 with 1.4
> teleconverter racked all the way out to 500+mm. Not at stupid slow
> shutter speeds, but down to 1/80, even 1/60 if I'm really lucky.
> Normally, I would have been happy for reasonable sharpness at 1/500
> with that rig. <g>

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