I posted a thread recently asking how to go about finding bulb mode on my G5 so I could start taking long exposure photos. In no time I was pointed in the right direction on how to go about this, ( thanks to Ger.mcg ). Along with finding bulb mode, I also found that I could now take photos ranging in exposure time from 1 second through to 60 seconds. This was all made possible by turning off the electronic shutter. I'm at a loss as to why the electronic shutter must be off. I've shot in manual w/electronic shutter since I got the G5 3 months ago. So my question is this....when do you use the electronic shutter and when do you not?? I pm'd with a forum member who also has a G5 who has never shot with the electronic shutter on. Obviously the benefit with it off is that I can shoot longer exposure, but do you lose any IQ with it off? Should I keep it off only when I shoot longer exposure photos, and then turn it back on for all other photos? Kevin.