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

Started Jan 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
Anders W Forum Pro • Posts: 21,468
Re: More test data with various settings, noticeable improvement.

Mr Sincere wrote:

Jim Salvas wrote:

How about simply trying a 2 second delayed shutter release. If things are better then, it is your technique which is a problem. In other words, camera movement from pressing the shutter button.

Thanks for the suggestion, but it's almost certainly not my technique. At 1/250 and 90mm equivalent focal length, camera shake should be a non-issue, especially with image stabilization. And as I've said before, I shot the same scene with a non-stablized d90/50mm combo, and all my shots were plenty sharp all the way down to 1/100. Same with an LX7 at 90mm.

Even if you know (as I think you do) how to hold a camera optimally from an ordinary hand-shake point of view, that's not necessarily the same as holding it optimally from a shutter-shock point of view. And with IBIS available, the camera is apt to help out with the hand-shake but not with shutter shock. So holding right from a shutter-shock point of view may be what you should concentrate on.

Have a look at the link I already gave you in my first reply to you in this thread for further information on how to accomplish that:

For what it's worth, I've found it useful on my E-PM2 to wrap my right hand completely around the camera, so that my thumb is under the camera and my index finger extends all the way around the top. A squeezing motion instead of push sets off the release.

Thanks for the tip, I'll give that a try.

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