E-PL5 Stabilization

Started Aug 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Isabel Cutler
Isabel Cutler Forum Pro • Posts: 17,017
Re: I find myself using shutter priority more often

When I saw your question I immediatelycame up with 1/30 of a second as my safe speed to avoid camera shake, but I did a quick test with a static object and found my results were more reliable at slow shutter speeds when I used the VF-2 viewfinder to stabilize the camera.

I was able to shoot down to 1/6 of a second, using the VF-2 with my 45mm lens and get a crisp image. Without the VF-2 I would say 1/30 is my safest speed.

1/6 of a second with VF-2

1/10 of a second with VH-2

I do a lot of shooting in low light and have learned how to brace myself to get sharp shots at very low shutters speeds - even with no stabilization.

If you don't have a viewfinder, I suggest you get one - it will improve your success rate at slow shutter speeds.


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