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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Killer Combo to Shoot Without Tripod on Nikon D90


Apply steps in unison:
  • Switch to a big aperture lens (e.g. Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D which is sharp and cheap!)
  • Set the minimal shutter speed to match the inverse of the focal length on Nikon D90 (e.g. 50mm equates to shoot at a minimal speed of 1/50 second)
  • Activate delay exposure mode on custom menu to stabilize the mirror movement before shutter release
  • Apply all posture, breathing techniques in my last year's blog article
  • Activate the 2-second delay timer for your shoot so as not to introduce shakes due to pressing the shutter release
  • Use a flat railing, building edge for camera placement if applicable
  • Activate NR for high ISO on the Nikon D90
  • Shoot in NEF RAW that mistakes can be reversed in Aperture 2 in post processing
The above methods is not applicable for night landscape shoots where special effect is coveted (e.g. Firework trails)