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

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: 7D Mirror Shake - w/70-200 f/2.8 - Advice on brace, please

TStott wrote:

tvstaff wrote:

I enjoy shooting works of art, many times these objects are outdoors.  Some the best shooting oppty's are in the worst wind conditions OR require a VERY solid platform for the camera and lens so there is no movement even from mirror shake when I have to bracket shots. Some exposures are long.

The 7D as I'm using it now with the 70-200's mount screwed into my tripod seems to move much more than I want. The 70-200 is a balancing act at times and wind or even Mirror shake have been factors.  It's natural I guess based on the size of the lens.


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?



My apologies if someone posted this already, I haven't gone through the thread entirely...

If it's long exposures and wind is an issue don't use the lens hood.  The lens hood acts as a sail in the wind and will cause no end of issues.

If you're dealing with vibration there is a possibility that Image Stabilization is causing drift or shake. Try turning it off to see if that helps.

Hope that helps,


Good call. We don't know if that is a V1 or V2. Not sure if V1 is first generation but my guess is it is. I have to shut off the IS on my 300L F4 IS (first generation IS) but left it on all the time using my 24-105 as the newer versions had no motion detect and the IS shut off.

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