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02-26-2011, 12:39 PM   #1
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Shaking by shutter movement

Hello, I got this issue when shooting pictures, sometimes my camera shakes on my tripod because of the shutter snapping a shot (on stable ground) and i'm like taking a long ranged close up at that moment... so tell me guys how can i improve from this?

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Use your 2 or 10 second timer OR a shutter release cable.
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You can use the mirror up function so the mirror is up before the camera takes the photo, at least the K20D has this. Check your manual on how to use it. I never take a tripod shot without a remote, you can get the Pentax Remote Control F or lots of cheap imitations on ebay, etc that work fine. Hopefully your tripod and head are sturdy, some bounce with the slightest touch.
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QuoteOriginally posted by K(s)evin Quote
Use your 2 or 10 second timer OR a shutter release cable.
Ditto. Or a wireless remote release set on 3 secs:
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/wireless-ir-remote-control-for-sony-canon-nikon...1-cr2025-50684

... and get a much more stable tripod setup! The camera should not be able to shake it too.

Those are the only options I can see ATM.

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I got a k-5 and i'm really not touching my device it's the moment when it's snapping itself but i could check up for that mirror function
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2s timer is mated with mirror pre-fire. If that doesn't work, you may need a better tripod.
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The shutter should not make the tripod shake. If it does get a better tripod. However, mirror slap can be solved by mirror lock up. But have you tried turning off shake reduction as slight movements can cause the sr to autocorrect where it shouldn't. Manual mentions this and advises not to use sr when on a tripod. Could solve your problem.
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SR is turned off by 2s timer by default.

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QuoteOriginally posted by saltshakalickalime Quote
Hello, I got this issue when shooting pictures, sometimes my camera shakes on my tripod because of the shutter snapping a shot (on stable ground) and i'm like taking a long ranged close up at that moment... so tell me guys how can i improve from this?
What lens, what tripod and what head?
Also, is the rig mounted to the tripod by the lens or body?
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SR is also turned off when remote is activated
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Yes you both are correct that sr turns off in those conditions. I just wanted to mention that just in case the poster was trigger by hand. They didnt mention if they were or not.
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What kind of tripod you have , that the first question?
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What kind of tripod you have , that the first question?
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I don't think that tripod is rated for anything as heavy as the k-5. You don't say what lens you are using but that will also add weight to the total that has to be supported. Generally this type of tripod is fine for point & shoot cameras but is not going to be rigid enough for a dslr. You could try dampening the vibration by hanging a bag of sand under it.

Good tripods go for $200 - $400. I started out with one that was just to light for the job and it just leads to frustration. Finally got a ancient heavy beast at a garage sale for $15. It doesn't have all the bells & whistles of a new one, but it doesn't move either.
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Hard to believe but I once had a Slik lightweight tripod which produced blurrier results than handholding. There was no SR back then.
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