Shutter Shock a myth

Started Jan 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
NumberOne Veteran Member • Posts: 3,505
Re: It's not a myth, it's just that..

tex wrote:'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.

...And with adapters and non-Sony lenses, something many seem to forget!

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.

...Yes, pick the right tool for the job!

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The pathetic thing - and not so funny because its unfairness - is to blame a brand/model for not being 100% usable/compatible with "some old" legacy or different manufacturer's lenses, a facility they don't get anywhere available to this extend/usefulness...

I guess, some like to complain about everything!

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