Olympus 40-150 Pro -- help re motion blur

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Old Timer63
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Re: maybe solved - wrong polarizer?

snowline wrote:

Although I thought my camera had returned to normal because it had cooled down (from response above) further testing showed it was still wonky.

The next thing I tried was removing the polarizing filter and, fingers crossed, that seems to have done the job. (I put the polarizer on a couple of hours after the start of the day which more or less coincides with when the problems started. Hadn't dawned on me till now.)

It's an old, decent quality, and presumably linear polarizer that's the only thing left from my Pentax K1000 film camera. While it looks fine, removing it seems to eliminate the blur. And it's not just because of the faster shutter speed without the polarizer. Even with it on and bumping ISO to get the same shutter speed, the result is blurry as though the lens moved.

Hoping to have better results tomorrow without the polarizer. If so, I'll be very happy but also puzzled why my old polarizing filter didn't work.


Well done Bob, Good luck shooting tomorrow, let us know how it goes


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