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

Started Jan 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
Ken Strain Regular Member • Posts: 449
Re: it is purely vertical blur so it is most likely just shutter shock.

Paul De Bra wrote:

And if 1/8s anti-shock delay doesn't cure it completely then one can try 1/4s. But that would make the camera really sluggish.

In the circumstances I had in mind, the shock is caused primarily by the first curtain and no amount of anti-shock delay cures it completely.  1/8th is wholly adequate to allow vibration induced by the initial closure of the shutter to die away, at least in all the hand held cameras I measured with an accelerometer.  In my experience anti-shock helps but is not always enough to remove all traces of shutter-induced blur.


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