The longest lens I normally shoot with is a 70mm prime — a 35mm-e of 105mm on my APS-C DSLR. I'm trying out the DA★ 200mm f/2.8, though, and the thing people always say about a stabilized viewfinder image with in-lens stablization is hitting home. With my typical lenses, it's a non-issue, but at 200mm, I'm finding it really hard to hold the lens steady enough to get the precise framing I intend!
Is this something I can get better at, by improving my camera-holding technique? I'm shooting at pretty fast shutter speed and/or using in-body shake-reduction, so the results are sharp — just not always lined-up as I meant. Should I practice holding still, or should I instead plan to frame loosely and crop later when a tripod isn't an option?