Calling GH3/G5 owners with big telephoto lenses. Is the electronic shutter useful?

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duartix Veteran Member • Posts: 3,586
Calling GH3/G5 owners with big telephoto lenses. Is the electronic shutter useful?

If I may abuse the fact that you own a GH3 or a G5, I'd like to know if the electronic shutter is useful in one very particular situation that has proven quite hard for the GH2: long teles (300mm should do it) on a tripod and relatively low shutter speeds (<1/80s).

This kind of situation has proven to be too much of a challenge for my GH2 and it's mechanical shutter. The lack of light and the 5.6 maximum aperture on my 400mm Sigma mean that a lot of the times I'm working in the 1/100s-1/50s range. I have the camera mounted on a relatively solid tripod, but the mechanical shutter plus the extreme 800mm equivalent FL is enough to blur every photo even when using the 2s/10s timer.

Can you please try the electronic shutter against the mechanical one on a similar setup, with long telephoto, relatively low shutter speed, tripod mount and timed release?

Do you find any rolling shutter artifacts in the captured images such as these: ?

I would really appreciate all your input!

Duarte Bruno

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