Shutter Shock

Started May 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Silvernitrate Regular Member • Posts: 212
Re: Shutter shock is physics. Denying it doesn't make it go away.

Paul De Bra wrote:

When you take a shot the mechanical shutter first closes, then opens. This movement causes a vibration. This is unavoidable. The only ways to not have the vibration cause blurring are either to wait until the vibration is gone (which is what anti-shock does) or to make the camera much heavier so the vibration from the very light shutter moving becomes negligible.

I have clearly observed shutter shock in my pictures, with different lenses. I have noticed a marked improvement after dialing in 1/8s anti-shock delay. So have others. So has Olympus which is why they introduced anti-shock delay in the first place.

The only way to eliminate the issue completely is to no longer use a mechanical shutter. Most small digicams do not use a mechanical shutter. I expect that future m43 cameras will also do away with the mechanical shutter.

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No, anti shock delay was not added for the reasons you are describing, this feature was added about nine years ago long before M4/3.

Adding mass to a camera does not make it go away, if anything it increases it, anti shock was added to help avoid vibration while a camera is mounted to a tripod, attached to a microscope etc.

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