a5000 handheld tips?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by nighttrain, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. nighttrain

    nighttrain TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 9, 2014
    I recently purchased an a5000, which I like. But many of my handheld photos are slightly out of focus. I'm used to putting a viewfinder against my brow, and since I can't do that, I'm looking for other tips/tricks. I'd rather not use a monopod or tripod.

    I found several sites that have good suggestions. Here are a couple.

    Just wondering if photographers here have any recommendations specific to the a5000? Thanks.
  2. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    Similar to the string technique is to use the neck strap... Pull the camera away from your body and keep the neck strap taut. This requires using the LCD instead of the EVF, but does work.
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  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Seriously? Crank up that ISO and shoot at higher shutter speeds. With shorter focal lengths, 1/100th of a second will be sufficient. From 50 mm I'd rather go to 1/200 if possible, and to 1/400 at 100mm, and so on. A little bit of noise is far better than a motion blurred shot.
  4. ztryfe

    ztryfe TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 19, 2014
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    What focal length, apertures, iso and shutter speeds are you using? Asides the links you provided, usually I also go for slightly more noise (iso) to keep blur away.