D2x blur question

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Chuck Lantz Veteran Member • Posts: 4,332
D2x blur question

I recently bought a used D2x and a D700, to check if I liked the Nikon system enough to buy newer Nikon gear.

Yesterday when reviewing some motorcycle racing photos I shot with the D2x and D700, I noticed some blur that appears to come from shutter slam, or something like that. Repeat image, in other words.   The shots were taken in S mode, at 1000s, with auto ISO enabled.  The aperture auto was shooting the images at around 5.6.

Other shots where the aperture auto-selected at 8 or 9, the blur was absent, so I went to manual at 1000s and f/8 or f/9 and no blur.  All shots were hand-held.

Since the shutter on the D2x is fairly loud, wth enough "slam" that it can be felt as well as heard, could that be what's causing the image repeat blur?  I'm inclined to think that it is, since closing aperture seems to decrease it.

Any thougthts from those with experience with the D2x would be appreciated.  BTW, I was using two lenses, a 300 and 500 zoom.

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