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a caution when using the E-M1 on a tripod ...

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a caution when using the E-M1 on a tripod ...
Dec 19, 2013

I had the E-M1 fitted with ZD 11-22 on a tripod this evening to do our annual holiday self-portrait. This is always a tricky thing as the lights tend to saturate, so I run -EV compensation and soft ambient lighting to bring it up. Exposures were in the ISO 400 @ f/8 @ 4-5 seconds range @ 11mm focal length.

After four blurry shots, using both SAF and MF focusing, I was beginning to wonder what had gone wrong with the camera.

Then it dawned on me ... I stepped over and turned off IS. The next two captures were razor sharp.

So ... they mean it when they recommend turning off IS for tripod use. It might not affect you in some other focal length/exposure time range as much, but it was clearly the problem here.

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