Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.dcameras (More info?
On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 00:57:14 GMT, "ag" <email@example.com> wrote:
>I have a NIKON Coolpix 5000 that I love and get beautiful pictures. I bought
>the wide angle lens WC-E68 and the TC-E2 with the appropriate adapters.
>However, I get shaky pictures when I use the lens. I made one setting change
>on User Setting 1 to use the Wide angle and on User Setting 2 to use the
>Also, after I depress the shutter the camera is very slow in taking the
>picture and I thought I was shaking the camera before the shutter was
>closing. However, using a tripod yields no better results.
>Please tell me what I am doing or not doing (for that matter).
With its 28-85mm lens and 2x teleconverter you get 170mm
(35mm-eqvivalent). General "rules" (1/focal length for slowest
shutter speed you should use) state that you then should use 1/250
as your slowest shutter speed at the long end to avoid camera shake.
You can raise the ISO to get that speed. From dpreview I
gather that beyond ISO 200 is not very attractive - but I prefer
noise over blur!
The 2x TC also steals a lot of light, typically 2 (or was
that 2^2?) f-stops. That will account for some of the slow picture
taking because less light often means slower auto-focus.
Also, when possible, use the (short, 2 second?) self-timer
to help avoiding blured pictures in the picture taking moment giving
you some time to brace yourself.