Hi, I have a bad handshake (essential tremor). I have a Z6II. I am not sure how to set the shutter speed to be able to handhold this camera. I have a 24-70 f4 and a 24-120 f4. Any suggestions would be appreciated especially references to articles or videos. Thanks in advance.
Robert M. Poston: D4, D810, V3, 14-24 F2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 80-400, 105 macro.
I can give more precise step by step instructions later when I have the camera in front of me.
For the sake of discussion, when you activate AF/IS how much shake is apparent in the view finder?
Did you find it in the menus? Sorry, I was out almost all day yesterday. I can give step by step instructions today if you need them.
In most photography, for the last 20-years, I used a tripod 90 to 95 % of the time. But lugging a tripod around got old.
For this test, I took a reference photo on a tripod using a timed release to minimize shake. Then I took a series of hand-held photos at different shutter speeds and compared them to the reference photo. The f-stop and ISO were held constant, so I got a lot of noise in some photos. Thankfully, Topaz DeNoise AI saved me.
The end result is -- I can hand-hold the Z6ii/24-120-f4 combination with shutter speed of 250/s and I cannot see the blur at most, if not all, f-stop and ISO combinations. So, now I have my Auto-ISO settings.
Thanks for your help.
You may want to give the 24-200 a try also. It has VR and could give overall better vibration control than the 24-120, especially at the longer end. You may find that the difference in lens speed is made up for by the improved VR performance.
The Z 24-200 is a little smaller and lighter than the Z 24-120.