Has anybody discovered reduction in sharpness when shooting in silent mode?
24-105 Canon zoomlens. Handheld, with no anti-shake and shutter time = 160. When shooting in silent mode, sharpness is not as good as when shot in normal mode.
Try zooming max in on a structured surface and compare...
No, if anything it should be the opposite. I don't necessarily believe that, but many claim the reduction in 'mirror slap' reduces shake and thus sharper images.
I'm guessing that the number 1 use of silent mode is weddings, and if it compromised sharpness nobody would ever use it. Which camera are you using?
I'm using 5D mark III
I'm a bit dissapointed with the sharpness. I have checked that focus is OK, - that it don't need micro ajustment. I just can't figure out why it's not sharp as a knife... I just noticed a difference in sharpness on the same scene when switching between silent and normal mode.
I also use a 5D3 and love the silent mode...I have not seen any degradation in sharpness at all. The only drawback is you can't shoot as fast. As a matter of fact, I'm having problems with pictures being too sharp using my 5D3 + 24-70mm f/2.8L II combo in silent mode (and I'm only half kidding :)).
Have you checked and see if there's anything causing you to move the camera more than normal when shooting in silent mode versus non-silent mode?