I posted all my pics between 1/80th and 1/200th from the E-P5 here (29 images = big post)

Started Oct 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
Anders W Forum Pro • Posts: 21,468
Re: Thanks for the tip. Now I see it.

Ulric wrote:

Anders W wrote:

Ulric wrote:

BonoBox wrote:

Paul De Bra wrote:

I would say the galleries are seriously broken. A picture should either not be accessible at 100% or accessible at 100% through the gallery page. But alas that is not an m43 issue.

I see the blur in the images now. This is not good. I guess with the E-P5 it is necessary to enable 1/8s anti-shock just like on the E-M5.

from what i read in previous topic anti-shock doesn't help because the problem is not the shutter button but the shutter mechanism that moves the curtains

The main problem seems to be caused by the shutter closure after-shock vibrations as it slams shut just before the shutter runs for the exposure. So anti-shock delay of appropriate duration does help. Some say 1/8 second helps but from extensive testing by Anders (from memory) it seems that a painful 2 seconds was needed to eliminate the shutter closure shock properly.

Regards..... Guy

I have started holding the camera body with both hands and it helps better than anti-shock.

If you mean holding the body itself with both hands rather than supporting the lens with the left hand, yes that's likely to be better from a shutter-shock point of view if the lens is short and light enough to permit it. Abstaining from much in the way of head support is likely to be helpful as well. The likely reasons are spelled out here:


For longer and heavier lens, things get more complicated because the center of gravity moves away from the shutter horizontally, increasing the risk that the shutter movement forms a moment arm no matter how you hold the camera and because you need to cradle the lens and/or use increased head support to prevent things from shaking on grounds other than shutter shock.

Yeah, that's the thread that gave me the idea. I tried a pistol grip, noted that it works but is clumsy, tried the double-handed grip and noted that it too was very efficient. I don't have any MFT lens heavier than the 75, which is perfectly ok to use like that.

It does feel awkward, though, after many years of supporting the lens with the left hand.

Shared feeling about awkwardness but glad to hear the theory works. Understanding what the problem is is always the first step towards a solution. Practically speaking, yes it works with the 75 and I try to hold that one body only. With the 100-300 though, it's a problem.

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