My PL100-400 does not like shutter shock

Started Aug 8, 2016 | Discussions thread
Impulses Veteran Member • Posts: 6,368
Re: My PL100-400 does not like shutter shock

Thomas Kachadurian wrote:

Impulses wrote:

Thomas Kachadurian wrote:

I have a question for anyone who knows. Why not just use the e shutter? I've been using it almost exclusively on my gx8 for the silent operation, and I see no negative results.

I used it with a 100-300 at 1/250 for surfing and the shots looked good (more than I can say for the surfers).

Whats the downside that takes people back to the mechanical shutter?


E shutter can result in rolling shutter distortion and/or banding under the flicker of artificial lighting.

The latter can be countered with shutter speed but the former is unavoidable (when using e-shutter) if your subject is moving fast enough across the frame and/or you're panning (less noticeable, if present at all, with humans and non uniform subjects/backgrounds).

Certain Panasonic bodies also step down to 10 bit output when using e-shutter, resulting in more noise.

So it's a perfect solution for some scenarios and cameras, just not all.

Thanks. I've seen the light thing a few times, but never rolling distortion. But maybe I don't know what it looks like.


Buildings leaning, cars looking like cartoons as they get stretched out, flying balls or wheels stretching into ovals, etc.

The e-shutter scans thru the entirety of the sensor at a set speed (around 1/20) regardless of your shutter speed (which is only used to expose each individual line), so anything that's moving as this process is occurring will get skewed.

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