Shutter Shock - Size DOES Matter!

Started Jan 22, 2014 | Discussions thread
Guy Parsons
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Re: Of course shutter shock matters

Paulmorgan wrote:

The bit I don`t get is that people say, attach it to a solid mass and the SS should be absorbed or reduced.

If you replaced your cars shock absorbers with concrete blocks you will be in for a bumpy ride

That's for external shocks.

The true car analogy would be to have a person inside the car shake the car and see how much it moves, then load 2 tons of bricks into the car and have them shake again and see that the movement of the car body would be reduced.

Adding mass is not going to help if you really are experiencing SS.

The shutter shock comes from inside so adding mass helps dampen the effect on the camera body at least. I feel my E-PL5 is better able to resist shock now that the 12-40/2.8 is on it, but not about to waste time doing before and after tests.

Longer anti-shock delay may help, I guess the clue is in the name of that feature. I leave mine now at 1/8 sec just in case, and that delay does not bother me.

Regards.... Guy

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