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stratokaster

Top Veteran
Dec 27, 2010
Kiev, Ukraine
Pavel
Nice video. I noticed you hold your NEX exactly like I hold my GH2 - supporting it with your left hand and pressing the shutter button with your thumb. I think it gives me best results in terms of camera shake (or lack thereof).
 

soundimageplus

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Jul 6, 2010
Nice video. I noticed you hold your NEX exactly like I hold my GH2 - supporting it with your left hand and pressing the shutter button with your thumb. I think it gives me best results in terms of camera shake (or lack thereof).
Yes, it just seems to give more stability, with both hands supporting the camera in a "cradle". I started doing it years ago with medium-format twin-lens reflex cameras with the viewfinders on the top.
 

Luckypenguin

Hall of Famer
Dec 24, 2010
Brisbane, Australia
Nic
And I thought that I maybe just a bit weird. Using my thumb on the shutter and my forefinger on the control wheel (see below) solved a few of the ergonomic issues that I was having with my GH1.


 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
Cool video and nice guitar work too. Very nice leads, although a real backup band would have been even better!

I hold my EPL3 (and held my since departed Nex) the same way when its down low, although I still shoot with my forefinger when I'm shooting at eye-level. I used to use two hands, the left to support the camera and work the zoom, on the rare occasion I use one. But with the aftermarket grip and with the wrist strap I have on my EPL3 at the moment, I can actually shoot one handed just about as steadily. Which has come in very handy for street shooting. For anything else, I'm pretty sure I still use two hands. Here are two quick snaps of my right hand only grip for street shooting - the strap runs between my forefinger and middle finger to my wrist and the stress on the strap and the shape of the grip wedges the camera into my hand very securely.

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-Ray
 
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Lili

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Oct 17, 2010
Dallas, TX
Lili
Wonderful video and music, well done. Nice technique with that lens; you are really working that swivel LCD!
 

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