From: Eric Stevens <eric.stevens@sum.co.nz>
Subject: Re: DSLR resolution suffers by about 20% when electronic shutter not used with mirror up
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From: Eric Stevens <eric.stevens@sum.co.nz>
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Subject: Re: DSLR resolution suffers by about 20% when electronic shutter not used with mirror up
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On Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:31:28 -0800, Savageduck
<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

>On Jan 26, 2018, Eric Stevens wrote
>(in article<q2gn6d9gl21lk027v57iroqmeo1hlsoi8o@4ax.com>):
>
>> On Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:40:46 +0000, David Taylor
>><david-taylor@blueyonder.co.uk.invalid>  wrote:
>>
>> > On 26/01/2018 08:21, Eric Stevens wrote:
>> > > On Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:51:44 -0800, Savageduck
>> > > <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com>  wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > On Jan 25, 2018, RichA wrote
>> > > > (in article<d97a3ed7-af3f-48b9-9796-c91014573b4d@googlegroups.com>):
>> > > >
>> > > > > This was done on a tripod by a known camera tester. It also depends on
>> > > > > lens
>> > > > > focal length, the test done was with a 200mm.
>> > > > >
>> > > > > http://blog.kasson.com/d850/d850-vibration-with-the-nikon-200-2/
>> > > >
>> > > > The solution is simple; Go mirrorless!
>> > >
>> > > That doesn't make sense if you have bought a dslr.
>> >
>> > Is your main investment in lenses or DSLR body?
>>
>> It doesn't make any difference. All my gear is Nikon/Nikon mount. If I
>> go mirrorless I would have to sell the lot.
>>
>> In the meantime I want to take a vibration free shot with my camera on
>> a tripod. Do I now sell all my gear and buy a mirrorless of some kind,
>> or do I merely raise the mirror before I shoot? There is only one
>> sensible answer.
>
>In your case, with your camera mounted on the tripod, raise the mirror, use 
>LiveView, and manual focus with VR off, set the timer to release after 5-10 
>seconds, and trigger the timer using a remote release.
>
>...but if you really want an excuse for going mirrorless, there it is. ;-)
>
>Remember, that with an adaptor you can still use your Nikkor glass, all 
>manual, but you can use it.

If I was going mirrorless I would do as you did: start afresh with a
downsized camera and lenses to match.
-- 

Regards,

Eric Stevens