Handheld Shooting OM-D/X100S

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by ranxoren, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    OT
    So coming from an OM-D E-M5 I was curious as to how far I could push shooting handheld with the X100S.

    My latest attempt with the OM-D is below and was shot at 1/5sec, I was blown away at how good the IBIS is:


    1/5 sec Handheld Test by OT Kammah, on Flickr

    I didn't expect the X100S to come even close... turns out it's pretty impressive! This was shot at 1/8sec (SOOC):


    1/8 sec Handheld Test by OT Kammah, on Flickr

    Just thought I would share :)
     
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    You're still young :biggrin: - but I understand your point :smile:
     
  3. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    OT
    Haha what do you mean?
    I'm glad you get my point, not sure I get yours :p

    Edit: Oh... you're probably referring to steady hands and lack of shake haha :p
     
  4. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    Yeah, I suspect X100 with its quiet shutter is capable of great things especially if used with 2 second timer. Anybody know if its possible to turn off the flashing red light in the front that counts down the timer ? Would be nice for more stealth .
     
  5. gochugogi

    gochugogi Mu-43 Veteran

    A wee bit 'o black tape will quench that blink!
     
  6. brettmaxwell

    brettmaxwell Mu-43 Veteran

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    I owned the X100 for a couple years and now the OMD with 17/1.8. They are actually quite comparable with hand-hold-ability since the leaf shutter is so smooth, introducing no vibrations like the OMD focal plane shutter.
     
  7. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 12, 2012
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    gus
    What fl did u use for the em5? Because I assume that the 35mm (23mm) of x100s is easier to handhold due to its wide angle??
    Not fully sure about it
     
  8. brianb032

    brianb032 Mu-43 Veteran

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    EXIF shows 17mm.
     
  9. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Aint leaf shutters wonderful things? Most photographers don't realise how benificial a leaf shutter can be.

    Gordon
     
  10. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2013
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    You are correct. This was shot with the Oly 17/1.8 therefore same FL as the X100S.
     
  11. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2013
    Toronto, ON
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    Indeed. I was absolutely shocked and gladly surprised. With my old Nikon DSLR (D7000) coupled with the nikkor 35/1.8, anything below 1/30sec had apparent shake.
     
  12. Mix

    Mix Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2013
    I tried this but failed. Too much caffeine in my system :smile:
     
  13. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Which system and speed? :)
     
  14. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    Those old enough to remember shooting an OM-1 know that handheld 1/8 sec. exposures was just in a days work. :smile::smile::smile:
     
  15. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    How about this one -
    after doing a long exposure, I leave the ISO at 200 and continue shooting like a dumbass. 1/4 sec here and the camera saves my ass. I am not worthy. :smile:
    p1627065543-4.
     
  16. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
  17. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I also managed to get few shots with X100 user 1/10.I love leaf shutter .
    Cheers