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EPZ introduces Nikon Nation! (Sticky Topic)


Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
24 Mar 2013 12:37PM

Quote:The effect of the shutter starting to close has a negligible or nil effect on image sharpness.


It is indeed negligible, but it can be a problem especially if like me when shooting macros you're doing slow exposures using high magnifications x4 or 5 or even higher for example.

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petebfrance 4 2.0k France
24 Mar 2013 1:13PM

Quote:.
so the vibration caused by raising the mirror is replaced by the vibration caused by opening the shutter (presuming it is a focal plane shutter).
Pete
Hi Pete
Just found this old query with no reply.
Your assumption is not quite accurate in that with a conventional DSLR shutter opening and closing vibration follows mirror up vibration.
.....


Hi Len

Gosh - it's a while ago now, but re-reading it I should have said / typed or whatever:
"so the vibration caused by raising the mirror is replaced by the vibration caused by closing the shutter (presuming it is a focal plane shutter),"

although it should be fairly clear from the sequence given in the body:
DSLR cycle:
- raise mirror
- open shutter
- close shutter
- return mirror
the standard mirrorless cycle is:
- close shutter
- open shutter
- close shutter
- open shutter

(Presumably the Live view cycle on a DSLR is the same as the mirrorless cycle)

How true / awful and so on I haven't a clue, just trying to understand the advantages of CSCs, as they seem pretty logical approach to me (I'd just been playing with my old Pentax P30n and marvelling at how loud/vibrational etc. compared to the bridge camera. I have an old Zorki which has a particularly vicious shutter....).

Then I came across 'shuttershock' Sad No free lunch?

I really don't know. There are those who say it's nonsense, those who claim it exists - like this guy using an SLT on a microscope (see 4th paragraph):
Sony SS

Roll on straight digital read-outs from the sensor with no shutter at all......
petebfrance 4 2.0k France
24 Mar 2013 1:27PM
But, having typed all that, Len,
many thanks for your comments on the subject. Very throught-provoking.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
24 Mar 2013 1:44PM

Quote: like this guy using an SLT on a microscope


That's where I used to get the problem guys, I cured it in the end by actually bolting the microscope to the workbench with some rubber so act as a shock absorber between the bench and the scope. I also used some PTFE tape on the eyepiece/camera mount of the scope as there was some slack in the thread.
11 Jul 2013 1:43AM
Very good idea. Looking forward to hearing from my fellow Nikonians.
LenShepherd 8 3.1k United Kingdom
24 Sep 2013 7:04AM

Quote:
It is indeed negligible, but it can be a problem especially if like me when shooting macros you're doing slow exposures using high magnifications x4 or 5 or even higher for example.


One option is to find a way to dim the natural light once focus is good, to use a piece of black card as a front of lens shutter, to lift the card for 1 second, and to manually fire a flash unit during the 1 second.
Madjax 4 18 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 2:34PM
Just so I don't have to go through nearly 4 yrs of questions etc etc........when you upload a photo to Ephotozine & your camera is a Nikon and you are signed up to Nikon Nation, do any of your shots go straight into to the monthly comp or do you have to manually enter somewhere else - can you lease advise as I have no idea where to enter? Thanking you all x
tj Plus
13 2.0k England
4 Dec 2013 5:12PM

Quote:Just so I don't have to go through nearly 4 yrs of questions etc etc........when you upload a photo to Ephotozine & your camera is a Nikon and you are signed up to Nikon Nation, do any of your shots go straight into to the monthly comp or do you have to manually enter somewhere else - can you lease advise as I have no idea where to enter? Thanking you all x


Hi Jacquie,

You can enter the monthly competitions HERE.
Click on the green 'enter competition' button for the ones you' like to enter.

Good luck! Smile
Madjax 4 18 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 10:00AM
Thanks TJ - I somehow found a Nikon B & W & then couldn't find any others. - New camera & all excited!!!
JHFoto5 2 39 England
29 May 2014 2:48PM
Great idea, do we get a discount off our next cameras too...............Smile
antonoat 9 4
2 Jun 2015 8:52PM
Tonight I visited this website, so far it's been really enjoyable.
For me to see there is a dedicated Nikon zone was a welcome surprise, though from what I've seen so far I intend to
frequent all areas frequently Smile

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