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Old Jan 17, 2006, 5:33 PM   #1
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Using a tripod with the CANON EOS 5D equipped with a remote control shutter release, and the Canon 400 mm 5.6 Lens (attached to tripod), has anyone observed camera shake? I have noticed that the 5D shakes (observ ed camera movement while looking at the subject through the viewfinder) during shooting. Images come out blurry (blurriness is visible when images are enlargened to 100% print size in Adobe Photoshop) at shutter speeds slower than 1/160th of a second. To verify camera shake, (due to rought mirror movement)pictures were shot at various shutter speeds, in the presence and absence of mirror lockup. Images were still blurry in the presence of mirror lockup at shutter speeds slower than 1/ 100 of a second, and were inproved at faster shutter speeds. Camera shake could be due to a defective camera. Presently, the5D is being tested by CANON to determine the cause of camera shake.:shock:
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 8:40 AM   #2
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Camera shake could also be coz. of your tripod, head mechanism. Which tripod/head you were using?
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 1:42 PM   #3
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The tripod used was a Manfrotto equipped with a Manfrotto ball head.Tripod movement is most likely not the cause of blurry images because a remote control shutter release is also beingbeing used, which would prevent any camera movement. Tripod movement onlycould occur if the camera itself were moving because of a rough mirror mechanism. When viewing the image inthe viewfinder during shutter release, one canclearly observe camera movement (focus circle moves with respect to subject).
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Old Jan 20, 2006, 9:52 AM   #4
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If you are outdoors and the tripod isn't heavy-duty enough you could easily get movement from any wind.

I find it difficult to imagine what could possibly be wrong with the camera to cause this.
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