05-16-2013 12:06 PM
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...
05-16-2013 12:13 PM
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?
05-16-2013 12:21 PM - edited 05-16-2013 12:28 PM
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.
05-16-2013 03:35 PM
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?
05-16-2013 03:41 PM
05-17-2013 09:48 AM
I am on the side of it either makes no difference or it is better in Silent Mode. Certainly it is not worse.