Shutter Shock: My ep5 is bad. Would an em5 do better?

Started Jan 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
Michael Kilpatrick Senior Member • Posts: 1,082
Re: Shutter Shock: My ep5 is bad. Would an em5 do better?

I have used three EM5 bodies - one that I have had for 18 months, two that I bought as backups for holiday trips 12 months apart, then sold after the trip.

After taking thousands of shots with those bodies, I haven't really had an issue with shutter shock, except that with my 100-300, I can go a bit lower in hand held shutter speed, or on a monopod, with 1/8 sec anti-shock engaged. That's kind of to be expected, although the delay is a nuisance sometimes.

I haven't noticed any shutter shock type blurring with any other lens on those EM5 bodies, at any shutter speed - other lenses I have are the 45 mm 1.8, the 12-50 kit lens and the 9-18 ultra wide.

On the other hand, I returned two EM1 bodies in October that were completely unable to produce a sharp image at 1/250 sec with my 9-18, hand held. The problem was verified by the sales guy, who eventually offered a refund, which I accepted. That's a long story that isn't relevant to your question though.

In answer to your question, I expect an EM5 would be better, based on the three that I have used.


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