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

Started Jan 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
drj3 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,844
Re: Shutter Shock: My ep5 is bad. Would an em5 do better?

Bob Tullis wrote:

Mr Sincere wrote:

Bob Tullis wrote:

I'm not so sure that is SS or SS & technique or just technique.

What results did you get as you progressively used slow shutter speeds, down to 1/15s?

Thanks Bob, I'm open to the idea it's technique, but I find it doubtful. Like I said, similar shots with my d90 and 50mm 1.8, shot at 1/100 with no stabilization were just fine. So were the shots from my lx7 at 90mm, but that is stabilized.

At any rate, 1/250 should be fast enough for a 90mm equivalent focal length to rule out any shake or poor technique on my end.

Here's a handheld shot at 1/40, which appears to be under the shutter shock threshold. It's relatively sharp, compared to the 1/250 shot at least.

I don't know. . . 1/40s is under the SS threshold. This doesn't rule out technique yet (not that I have a sense of your technique, just saying - drj3 touches on technique in this regard, but I think Jeff then takes that further [g]).

I tend to forget I shoot with a 1/8s shutter delay enabled all the time. Helps for IBIS in general, and I never see shutter shock (on the Pens or with the OM-Ds).

If you read the DPR review, the primary shutter speeds affected were between 1/80 and 1/250, so I would expect your 1/40 photos to be better.  Unfortunately, it may not matter whether its shutter shock or simply movement of the camera, it is a problem either way.  DPR suggests that enabling the 1/8 second delay should help solve the problem.  However, I personally would dislike that solution, since I primarily photograph wildlife.

I have carefully examined my E-M1 photos and have never been able to see any blurred photos (other than the ones where I missed focus and those are generally attempts at BIFs at very high shutter speeds) at any to these shutter speeds for any of my lenses.  However, I do have the grip and I use only the heavier FTs lenses.

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