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Canon 5D Mark II vibration-free shooting.

Canon Silent Shoot Mode for Zero Vibration

Canon’s Silent shoot mode 2 makes Live View a great way to shoot long telephoto lenses without inducing vibration; make sure the image is stable on the LCD (no vibration visible), then release the shutter using a remote release.

Some Canon DSLRs, including the Canon 5D Mark II, offer an electronic first curtain shutter feature, which means that the shutter need not close (and then reopen) to begin an exposure.

In Live View mode, making an exposure with Silent shoot = Mode 2 means the shutter starts open, then exposure is made. No vibration whatsoever during the exposure!

This approach eliminates the vibration of opening the first shutter curtain, which can cause blur at low shutter speeds, especially with long telephoto lenses. Of course, you do have to use a remote release, so that pressing the shutter release does not vibrate the camera.

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