JeffreyG wrote in post #18550893
I've played with it a bit more, definitely doing better with the AF system this morning.
I have LED lights throughout my house, and unfortunately this means I cannot use silent shutter in my own house. It bands terribly with my lighting.
I have read that dimmable LED's do horrible with silent shutter, I have a cheap variety for my work room due to weird size, and they band horribly. The rest, I use home depot LED's, I forget which brand. Interesting, they still band on my R2, but on R3, no banding. My mom's house is the same, all LED's and Flourescent for the kitchen, no banding on the R3, but banding on the R2.
I read on DPreview by one of the engineers like Kasson that it could be that newer LED's are optimized to prevent light flicker/epilepsy prevention, and those less likely to cause banding.
Shooting at certain shutter speeds like 30/60/125 will also reduce banding if not eliminate, however some bulbs are at different frequency and still cause banding. 99% of my shooting has been silent since I bought the camera, even landscapes. I did baby portraits with full mechanical, wasnt sure about bokeh effects and didnt want to risk it.
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