Is this the best I can expect from D800?

Started Apr 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: Some in this thread are missing an important point

digital ed wrote:

Reilly Diefenbach wrote:

I haven't seen any difference at all between tripod and handheld with my D800e at the 400% peep provided I had a decently high shutter speed. Piece of cake!

Certainly a high enough shutter speed can minimize or eliminate camera movement when being hand held. But some have observed there may be a shutter activated resonance in the D800 mechanism that may last for a measurable time that may require a faster than normal shutter speed to eliminate. Shutter delay can prevent this.

PDAF with the D800 is very good but I do not think it is good enough to always get optimum focus. I have observed this with my camera using shutter delay and even with studio strobes. CDAF seems more reliable and as good as manual focus using the camera's LCD with magnification or being tethered to a computer for a larger display.

I apologize that I do not have a link to the observations I read in the past regarding the resonance. I am looking and if I find it I will post.

If shutter delay prevents this "resonance" then it has to be caused by the mirror rather than shutter activation.

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