Tripods...Useful or Too Heavy to Carry?
Many of you already know that in order to capture tack sharp images either with a macro lens or a telephoto, you must use a sturdy tripod.
Additionally, using a shutter release and changing the setting within your camera to keep the mirror up, will all help assure the sharpest images possible with your own specific set-up.
I believe we have all been guilty that we just want to go out and snap some images and not wanting to lug around a heavy tripod, I have been there. Later, i have regretted not having it with me.
There are ways around this by shooting at the highest frame rate possible with your camera and allowing your camera to auto-focus. Shooting at a faster shutter speeds helps as well but is not always possible. Hopefully, out of the 20-30 images shot in rapid succession, you have one or two comparable to a tripod mounted image.