Let's talk 'Shutter Shock'...

Started Nov 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Brian Wadie
Brian Wadie Veteran Member • Posts: 6,891
Re: Let's talk 'Shutter Shock'...

Greg, depending on the lens shutter-shock is most commonly seen between 1/60th and 1/160th sec, I have never experienced it at 1/25th (nor yet seen it reported at this level)

The evidence (of which there is now quite a bit of good quality data) suggests it is a result of the fact that the shutter completes 3 cycles of action, from open to closed (from the always open state) then open to close and back again to expose the sensor whilst taking the shot

I agree there may be an element of damping if the camera is held loosely whilst taking the shot in the "Danger Zone" but I have never been able to find a way around it apart from avoiding the shutter speed range in which I see it (not every shot, but enough to be a nuisance)

NB: as a retired R&D scientist I was sceptical until I carried out my own data analysis of my EM-5 images and compared it with the results of some of the prior reporters of this effect

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