What is with this "shutter shock" worry?

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What is with this "shutter shock" worry?
Jan 10, 2013

So, why do people just now discuss shutter shock prominently?

I've been aware of the issue for a while, of course -- use mirror lockup when shooting at moderately slow speeds with long lenses. I never *do*, of course, since I use long lenses on critters, and critters don't have the patience to hold still while you wait on the mirror to do its thing. But I've done this on ordinary 4/3, using lenses like 40-150, 50-200, and 70-300, and seen no real problems not attributable to subject motion or camera shake (of the sort that happens from handholding).

I'd think shutter shock would be a bigger deal on 4/3 (or other SLR's), since there is an actual mirror, not just the comparatively-light focal plane shutter. So why is this discussed so prominently for m4/3? Is it just that the cameras and lenses are lighter?

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