I shoot with MLU, and the test were done at 1/2 sec. shutter speed so it is easy to hear what is the shutter and what is the cocking of the next shot. (SQ-Am).
I can easily see a tiny shockwave going through the water from the shutter alone, and maybe it's no problem, but I shoot mostly in winter, and where I live the sun never shows during the day so shutter speeds are always in the "danger zone" (1/4 sec. and longer).
I'm almost posessed with camera shake since I'm shooting a bit of HDR (yes, with color neg film), and the overexposed frames are too often less sharp than the ones shot at faster shutter speeds. That's why I'm trying to pin down the source or sources for the lack of sharpness I some times experience.
As for the heavy tripod,-it's not a bit more heavy than the monster Gitzo I borrowed a couple of weeks ago, and I do need a hog of a tripod when shooting out by the coast since windspeed can be nasty there on some days. Besides my old tripod cracked in the cold last night (35 centigrades below freezing) so I needed a new one made from aluminium.
BTW my old tripod is fluid dampened and when I pan the head it moves the legs of the tripod as well as the camera due to the low temps here.
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