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Old 11-14-2012, 05:15 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Grainbelt View Post
Anybody planning to shot at 1200mm equivalent of anything better invest in a decent tripod.

You can barely get away with 600mm equivalent, handheld, with modern image-stabilization sensors. Keep in mind that 1/focal length is a reasonable guideline for shutter speed to avoid blur from the motion of your hand.
There's also a lot of mirage/heat waves if you're shooting something far away with a 1200mm lens.

You're right. The OP should invest in a tripod or at least a monopod.

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