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You can have a shake on the tripod. Yes, a sandbag or some other weight can help you to stabilize the tripod. You do not need a sandbag, you can even use a pair of socks with some river stones, or make your own sandbags. You can also reduce the extension on the tripod's legs. You can also have a shake on the camera, even by you pressing the button or the ...


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I had a problem like this while shooting in India with a small folding tripod on a Nikon F3 with a borrowed long lens. What I did (remember this was field fix but it worked great) was use the camera's delayed timer. I focused and framed the shot, and started the timer, by the time the shutter released the camera was steady. Like I said, not pretty but it ...


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Your fear that it might not be the best way to handle a camera, is quite right. Although most cameras and lenses are astoundingly robust and can be used in rough situation without much danger of damage, there are limits. Mild shaking, however should not be any problem. Shaking something violently is similar to dropping on the floor as there will be quit ...


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