I'd like to know if any of you can verify what I've just seen. I just tested a Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II pancake lens with an Olympus E-M5 II. Unfortunately, when photographing in shadow, I saw banding with this combo - getting progressively more noticeable as ISO increased. This contradicts a few claims out there that the banding doesn't occur with the E-M5 Mark II. Then, I tried the silent (electronic) shutter mode and was amazed: no banding at all! I tested up to ISO6400 multiple times and found no banding in RAW or JPEG images produced by the camera. Going back to mechanical shutter (anti-shock setting), I saw the banding reappear. I haven't seen any reports of this before. Can anyone else confirm my findings, using an E-M5 II or a Panasonic camera with electronic shutter? Please bear in mind that there are two kinds of banding - that introduced into sensor noise by the 20mm lens and that which is created by the electronic shutter in the presence of artificial light (usually at shutter speeds faster than 1/60s, as far as I know). I am not interested in the latter, just the banding with the 20mm lens. Many thanks! Hoping this turns out to be a real and usable solution.