Here’s a video by MythBusting photographer Davin Lavikka that rather cleverly debunks the entire myth of “Sony A7R shuttershock”.
The Sony A7R is not the quietest camera I’ve ever owned – nor the loudest – yet I have never seen a single example of shuttershock no matter the focal length or shutter speed.
Now the proof is in the glass. Well done Davin, Cheers!
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Not a very helpful test. It actually does more to reduce the vibrations than test them.
Great idea, Grover! I prefer to weight my tripod down with may camera bag, but I suppose a glass of water would work in a pinch.
I can see the surface wiggle in full screen mode (around 1:16). Generally, the shutter shock is measurable (blog.kasson.com), but effective only within a tiny range of shutter speeds, and mostly with long focal lengths. Resolution (lp/ph) drops at worst to that of the A7, less so when shooting handheld (mass coupling). For most situations not a severe problem, but still not a problem to dismiss. Nevertheless, I really like your images and I don’t care about the issue when looking at them.
Interesting test, not even a hint of a ripple can be seen in the water.
@Emph: look closely, can be easily seen if you go to full screen mode and look at 1:16 into the video.
With full screen and some enlargement there is a water shake however I do NOT see it as a problem since Hassy H4D is worst.
I am using on my Gitzo bungee rope. I will step on it or sometimes on sets I will use Manfrotto weight. This eliminate any kind of movement.
LOL! So true…I had a Hasselblad H1 which was much worse than the H4D. Thats a great way to deal with it…
Yeah, and my old Pentax 6×7 required either a sand bag or the “heavy hand” resting on the body – both on a tripod. I mean it was terrible between 1/4 and 1/30, then got much better. Focal plane shutter or mirror slap.
Using my Sony 55 f1.8 and 35 I simply don’t have a problem. Steady hands, probably not. Heavy body, probably.
I always use Hasselblad H1 as my example of most ballistic mirror – but you have trumped me, Steve. Pentax 67 wins best in class in that category.