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Better focus with Exposure Delay ON

waxart

Vallejo, US
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waxart Registered since 16th Jan 2008
Tue 28-Dec-10 01:10 AM | edited Tue 28-Dec-10 05:00 AM by waxart

I mentioned briefly in another post that, due to a hand disability, I couldn't achieve sharp focus handheld with VR on in the D7000. Since then I've turned on Exposure Delay which allows the mirror to go up before the shutter is released, thus preventing extra camera shake. Here are 2 images shot this way with the 18-105mm kit lens:


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Settings: f5.6 @ 1/6s ISO100 105mm window light indoors



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settings: f5.6 @ 1/25s ISO 560 66mm natural light in fairly dim room

Has anyone else experimented with this feature? I know that Live View does something similar, but I haven't found those shots nearly as sharp, possibly because I'm holding the camera away from my eye. Live View uses a different focusing system - the mirror is up all the time. In Exposure Delay the camera focuses, then the mirror goes up, and a second later the shutter operates. I'm assuming that this prevents vibration from the movement of the mirror from camera-shake?
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