OM-D E-M5 a huge disappointment for me...

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP nolaalon Junior Member • Posts: 29
Re: OM-D E-M5 a huge disappointment for me...

Paul De Bra wrote:

Shutter shock exists on all cameras with a mechanical shutter. On a dslr people generally do not notice it because the mirror slap gives much more vibration than the shutter shock.

I just have 1/8s shutter shock enabled. For me this completely eliminates the issue with my lenses. You may think that the 1/8s delay is unacceptable, but given the speed at which modern lenses focus (the 20mm f/1.8 is an exception with slower focus) the delay is easy enough to work with. The total delay from button press to shot being taken is still lower than with any digicam that's a few years old. I only had faster times with my dslr and ultra fast focusing lenses.

If you want the fastest possible response there currently is no alternative to the dslr with pdaf focusing and ultra-fast lenses, like Canon's USM lenses. The E-M5 is about as good as it gets in the mirrorless world and if this isn't good enough for you, go the dslr route until some time in the future the mechanical shutter gets eliminated completely (not in the half-baked way it is on the Panasonic GH3).

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I have been finding the 1/8s very difficult to get used to.  It has advantages over a dslr, and also drawbacks as you correctly pointed out, I was just surprised at how little I have heard of the this problem prior to making a serious investigation...

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