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[OM] EM-1 ii and "shutter shock" remedies

Subject: [OM] EM-1 ii and "shutter shock" remedies
From: Peter Klein <boulanger.croissant@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2024 13:18:29 -0800
A question for those familiar with the EM-1 Mark II and later.  My old EM-5 had significant blurring due to "shutter shock." I got around this by adding a 1/8 second delay between the shutter button press and the actual picture. This was very frustrating when photographing people unposed. They and their expressions do not stay still for 1/8 second. This was a major reason for my upgrade.

The EM-1 ii has three shutter modes: Full mechanical, electronic first curtain (called anti-shock), and all-electronic (silent). Based on my reading, it appears to me that anti-shock with zero delay is the sweet spot for most uses. The electronic first curtain (anti-shock) eliminates or largely mitigates the shutter shock issue, but is not as vulnerable to "rolling shutter" distortions of the all-electronic (silent) mode. And with zero delay, the EM-1 is now a viable "decisive moment" camera.  Even more so with the "Pro Capture" feature.

EM-1 and OM-1 users, any additional insights?

--Peter, deep in labyrinth of EM-1 customization. Ariadne, where's that ball of string?

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