Originally Posted by milosz
Uh, okay, I'll play along. Where did you get this 1/500 for sharp images, number, Mr. Fox?
Why does everyone else rely on the reciprocal of the focal length for 35mm equivalent cameras? How does the lack of mirror mechanism on a compact or rangefinder effect handholdability? Can you handhold a medium-format SLR and to what speeds? A large-format camera?
I've regularly gotten good, sharp photos hand-holding a Leica M down to 1/4 sec.
My C-Lux 2 with image stabilization is mostly worthless even at 1/8 or faster. Then again, it's too small to hold with anything more than your fingertips.
Too many people these days are counting on the technology to compensate for a lack of skill or knowledge.