Incandescent in the US cycles at 60Hz. I think some LED cycles at 120Hz. I've seen it on both though it seems pretty rare in the shooting I do and for some reason I use Silent a lot.About the artificial light causing bright and dark bands: I'm not a technical guy but that is a problem only with certain kinds of artificial light even though it might be most kinds such as light produced by fluorescent, mercury vapor and sodium lamps. The problem is that those kinds of lamps "flicker" (for lack of the appropriate scientific term). Incandescent light apparently doesn't cause the problem. I wouldn't know from personal experience because I've never used Silent Photography and don't do the kind of photography that might require using it.
See the photo below. The pole is actually straight, but see how wavy it is? It happens completely randomly, but often enough that it's very irritating. Obviously the image is useless. Any ideas?
Just to be clear, using Silent shutter with artificial light may cause light and dark bands across the image.Thank you very much. I think ahinesdesign nailed it. There was no artificial light. Natural sunlight only. But yes, that is the lens. Silent mode is required for this situation, not an option. But I will turn off all stabilization.
Oh my gosh - I had this exact same problem and had no idea what was going on. Thanks so much for the explanation; I was starting to think that something was wrong with my camera!!“Just to be clear, using Silent shutter with artificial light may cause light and dark bands across the image,”
Hello. I'm new to this page. Thanks to those who manage it.
Are all the Z's designed the same way?
The data I've found says the Sony A1 read speed is about 1/240 sec. I believe the Z6 is around 1/20 second. For several years I used an Olympus EM1-II which had a read speed around 1/60 second and only rarely saw a problem so clearly the Sony is much better. I have to think you'd still see the effect on something like spinning propellor blades or bike wheels that must be very usable.If you want to shoot a moving object with an electric shutter right now move to the sony systems. The a1 reads the chip fast enough that rolling shutter is not an issue. I did not believe it until I tried it- my a1 has not come out of silent shutter mode since I bought it.
As pointed out above, this is not a nikon issue. This is a basic physics issue which all manufacturers have to deal with. I suspect this will not be a problem with the new upcoming cameras, like the z9, as faster chips are becoming available.