Silent vs. Anti-shock vs. normal in OMD E-M1

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marmotguy Junior Member • Posts: 41
Silent vs. Anti-shock vs. normal in OMD E-M1

I was wondering the other day when I was out taking bird pictures, if there is any disadvantage to using Silent Mode on the OMD E-M1?  For still photos, is there any advantage of using the mechanical shutter over the electronic shutter?  Are there limitations in Shutter speed etc?

Thanks for any thoughts on this.

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Bob657 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,435
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From my experience silent shooting has the best results except that you can have rolling shutter problems.  That looks like strange distortions such as a warped building, mostly when panning to follow a bird.

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berni29 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,119
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Hi

I hate rolling shutter effects (and you will get them if shooting movement) so your best be is 0sec antishock with the mechanical shutter.

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berni29 wrote:

Hi

I hate rolling shutter effects (and you will get them if shooting movement) so your best be is 0sec antishock with the mechanical shutter.

Using silent has risks. Your shutter should last some 150,000 shots. It is a lot. Nevertheless I like and use silent mode. I did set up one MySet for motion and learned to avoid cyclic lighting like fluorescent and LED.

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marmotguy wrote:

I was wondering the other day when I was out taking bird pictures, if there is any disadvantage to using Silent Mode on the OMD E-M1? For still photos, is there any advantage of using the mechanical shutter over the electronic shutter? Are there limitations in Shutter speed etc?

Thanks for any thoughts on this.

The mechanical shutter will let you use flash, the e-shutter won't allow synching

Shutter speed with the e-shutter is limited to 1/8 sec and shorter.

On the plus side, e-hutter allows shutter speed son up to 1/16,000 sec. Also, e-shutter completely eliminates shutter shock.

A drawback of the e-shutter is the lack of audible or visible feedback that a picture has been taken. Olympus should add the option of enabling an audible confirmation beep or clack. If you take pictures of people without them being able to tell the moment you take the picture, it confuses them. You could of course click your tongue when you trip the shutter.

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MarkDavo Senior Member • Posts: 1,749
Re: Silent vs. Anti-shock vs. normal in OMD E-M1

Bob657 wrote:

From my experience silent shooting has the best results except that you can have rolling shutter problems. That looks like strange distortions such as a warped building, mostly when panning to follow a bird.

I also experienced the distortions on vertical objects when panning using silent shooting at 1/2000 & 1/3200s. I only use it on stationary objects like perched birds.

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Im not sure about Olympus but this forum states Panasonic has a 12 bit image with Mechanical Shutter and 10 bit with Silent.   So less dynamic range.

But if you are shooting action like BIF, you really need to use the mechanical shutter to avoid the jello effect.

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