7D Mirror Shake - w/70-200 f/2.8 - Advice on brace, please

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
birdbrain Veteran Member • Posts: 3,525
Re: 7D Mirror Shake - w/70-200 f/2.8 - Advice on brace, please

What tripod are you using? Does it have a centre column and is that extended?

I have a Gitzo series 5 tripod which does not have a centre column and that is very sturdy. But even so with a 500 mm lens, plus 1.4x converter and a 7D making 1120 mm equivalent 35mm focal length, with legs fully extended it wobbles, in a wind it shakes. It gets better as you reduce leg length, with no leg extension there is still some slight movement.

So I would first check the stability of your tripod and head, the actual head will play a significant part as well in shake. I doubt a plate as you describe is going to help with tripod / head movement.

If it is just mirror shake you are seeing then live view and remote release would be the way to go.

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