I am completely impressed with the shots I have from my OM-D over the past few months. Definitely the photographer here is the bottleneck in the IQ chain with this camera and not the other way around.Am I the only one to find these less than satisfying? I mean the results, not the effort...
And the short anti-shock looks to work, but honestly I have tried it and that delay made me nervous. Well, I sold the E-M5 for financial reasons, but looking at these examples I see why I had less crisp shots than I expected. Keeping in mind that using aperture priority, you end up using often shutter speeds around 1/100.
I am sorry you had to part with your E-M5 and you were not as crisp as you would have liked. What lenses were you using?
Based on my experience and the article I linked earlier, shutter shock does not impact most lenses (I do not own the 12-50mm or any long zooms). With the one lens I have that is susceptible to SS (75/1.8), it is very easy to avoid, either with the anti-shock setting or by forcing the shutter speed up or own.
The other thing I would mention is that this is not just an OM-D feature... could also happen on any other m4/3 body using a mechanical shutter (would assume that the lighter bodies are more susceptible).
I don't pixel peep much, but when I first ran into SS with the 75/1.8, it was very easy to see on the camera's display.Very interesting information. I am familiar with mirror lock up in my Canon DSLRs and previous film bodies. I'm a very recent convert to m43 and have shot less than 12000 photos with my OM-D and I don't recall that I've ever experienced this double image kind of effect from shutter shock. I'm usually shooting multiple frames per second. I don't use a tripod often. I'll have to search through my shots by shutter speed and see if I can find any examples but I probably deleted any good examples without realizing what was going on. I've never turned on the anti-shock. I just experimented with it.
Am I understanding correctly that if I turn on the 1/8 second AS that the first shot is delayed by 1/8 second?
And also, that the maximum 9fps will be reduced to around 6-7fps?
You are correct on the 1/8 second anti-shock effectively delaying the shot for that amount of time. I am only turning it on when I have the 75/1.8 mounted and don't want to worry about the shutter speed.