HOW STEADY ARE YOU HAND HOLDING MINOX CAMERA ? One of the advantages of Minox 35mm series cameras and Minox 8x11 cameras is quietness and less vibration then SLR or autofocus P&S. SLR camera has a great number of activities once you press the shutter release button: 1) lens barrel moves in or out to focus, creating reactive movement of camera body-- this is autofocus lens shake. 2) Reflex mirror moves up to clear the light path-- creating shakes of camera in counter direction. 3) diaphram shrinks to set aperture 4) shutter curtain moves horizontally from one side to other or from top to bottom, causing counter movement of camera body 4) film exposed.following this there are other mechanical actions which does not effect picture quality, but contribute to camera noise Of course the best means of reducing camera shake is to put camera on tripod. But in many instances, tripod is neither convenient nor permissible. (for example, in gallery, museum, church etc ) Minox 35mm camera (GT-E etc) and Minox 8x11 camera has no mirror, no motor drive,hence camera vibration is minimuum. we can hold these Minox camera more steady.