How to lower sensitivity of the shutter of the E-M1 during continuous shooting modes?

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How to lower sensitivity of the shutter of the E-M1 during continuous shooting modes?
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I love how fast the continuous shooting is on the E-M1, but it's extremely sensitive, so that if I'm not 100% careful on the amount of pressure I use when pressing on the shutter, it will go off when I only want a single shot. I know I can set the shooting mode to just single shot, but I'm used to the way I shoot with Canon bodies, where the continuous shooting doesn't engage unless I press the shutter a bit harder than normal, so I can choose to do single or multiple shots just by controlling the pressure with my finger.

The E-M1 allows this too, but the shutter sensitivity for activating the continuous shooting is way too sensitive, and I'd like to lower it a bit so I'm not accidentally triggering it all the time, nor do I have to always go into the settings to change it from single shot to continuous shooting.

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In reply to Rob, 7 months ago

As far as I know, there is no setting for that, but I can tell you virtually everyone adjusts to the more sensitive shutter button.  The upside of this is you have less movement of the camera when pressing the button, meaning more in focus shots.

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In reply to Rob, 7 months ago

Just practice. It gets easier. At 4fps single shots are easy.  At 6.5fps it is harder but still manageable.

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At the 10 fps setting, I can never get less than three frames on on very quick trigger squeeze.  When I set it at 6.5 fps, I can easily get just one.

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In reply to Geo Wharton, 7 months ago

Thanks for the replies!

Looks like I'll have to either set it to lower fps, or develop a more gentle touch.

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In reply to Rob, 7 months ago

I know on my E30 if I set it to high I'll end up occasionally having multiple frames but if I set it to low I only have extra frames when I mean to.

Then again, I gew up using a motor drive and setting it to single so I don't do burst very often.  Growing up with film and 36 shots gives a different set of shooting circumstances than with digital's almost unlimited shots.

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Rob wrote:

Thanks for the replies!

Looks like I'll have to either set it to lower fps, or develop a more gentle touch.

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It's at least in part a tactile, kinesthetic task--learning the right amount of pressure to apply--and every camera is unique. Another possibility is the shutter action changing as it breaks in. Mine's still pretty new but I know it's at least possible to squeeze a single shot, if not exactly easy. I had a terrible time with my E-5 at first, the shutter was squishy and indistinct, but its action is much better than when it first emerged from the box and I'm pretty immune to unwanted shots.

The other possibility is trying the grip. Got mine only recently, but it's clear the button action is rather different from the camera's.

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In reply to Rob, 7 months ago

check the Custom "C" menu , there is a function called "Release Lag-Time" if [Short] is selected the shutter button is more sensitive.

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kbouk wrote:

check the Custom "C" menu , there is a function called "Release Lag-Time" if [Short] is selected the shutter button is more sensitive.

That does help.  I can squeeze off one or two, but not consistently one.

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