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

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
phill104 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,846
Re: 7D Mirror Shake - w/70-200 f/2.8 - Advice on brace, please

Thorbard wrote:

tvstaff wrote:


Is there a brace or plate that others have used that ties a solid pieces of steel to the lens and camaera and then that is mounted on the tripod?

If anyone has experience with this, wouldyou  please let me know the brands so I can create a more solid platform?



All this brace plate would do is prevent the lens moving relative to the camera. This shouldn't be happening anyway!

It sounds like you need a steadier tripod or tripod head.

I refer the honourable gentleman to my previous statement.

Stick your camera on a beanbag on your nice Oak table in your home zoomed in on live view and simply walk around whilst viewing. The image will wobble more than when it does than when the mirror moves. Platforms such as the aforementioned beanbag/oak table will almost certainly be more steady than even the top tripods, it is the floor that is often the problem. A recent visit to a gallery in London for instance the flooring was click laminate. This is a floating floor so not exactly stable. I cannot see how spending money on a tripod or bracket will help that. I would suggest that in these cases the photographer needs to work with the environment and subject rather than throwing money at it.

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