D800 - Not much better then my D300s, what am I doing wrong?I received my D800 but th

Started May 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
peterohara
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Re: Mirror slap
In reply to Flashlight, May 7, 2012

Flashlight wrote:

After finding the zoom function (does it go to 100%?) I can zoom in on the D800 file (but not on the D300 one).

The D800 pic is strongly blurred. You said it was shot from a tripod and you used 1/8 sec. From another post with examples it showed that the mirror causes a huge vibration when used below 1/80 sec. Looks to me as that's your problem here. Use the mirror lock up (Mup on the D300) function.

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Philip

Philip, thanks very much for the info. Didn't realize that the vibration was so much that mirror lockup was needed below 1/80. Good to know.
Pete

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