Shutter Shock a myth

Started Jan 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
tex Veteran Member • Posts: 7,388
It's not a myth, it's just that..
5's happening in a very narrow band of shutter speeds, about 1/50 to 1/125.  And it can happen WITH the camera mounted on a tripod.  It is a problem specific to long lenses, it appears, and it's also more evident when mounting to the tripod from the lens foot.

I've seen the test results and I believe them.

I'll still buy the camera, since I don't use those focal lengths.  I'm a little unclear why people who ARE using those focal lengths would buy an A7r---seems very much like the wrong body for the job even w/o a shutter shock problem.  For long tele I'd either go with a stabilized, larger body with a better frame rate for handholding or for gimbal mounting. Seems very queer to me to deliberately choose a slow, small camera for this usage.

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