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.

lester11 wrote:

Jim Salvas wrote:

camera movement from pressing the shutter button.

That's what Andy Westlake at DPR thought as well. I did a test,

Using the grip, I took shots with the camera in landscape or portrait, but with my shutter finger always pushing down. The double image shutter shock changed orientation with the camera position, and was never coordinated with my finger position... Shock not due to the shutter button (smile)!

In the course of the discussion about the E-P5 review on the forum, it additionally became clear that DPR's own findings with regard to the distinction between blur due to shutter shock (movement of shutter components) and blur due to shutter-button pressing was inconsistent and/or incomplete. See here:

Regrettably, DPR never did what they should have done, i.e., sort out the matter and revise their review. I don't think that anyone who has looked into the matter in some depth still believes DPR's story that it's the shutter-button pressing rather than the subsequent action of the shutter that caused the blur they observed.

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