OMD 2 second delay or anti-shock for long exposures?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by lakemcd, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. lakemcd

    lakemcd Mu-43 Regular

    May 27, 2013
    On an OMD for long exposures on a tripod 1+ seconds is there a difference between how the anti-shock works or just using a 2 second delay?
  2. I would use the 2s timer because it is quicker to turn on and off through the Super Control Panel.
  3. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Antishock reduces the chance of blur due to the first shutter closing. The delay allows you to stap back and let the tripod finish shaking after you press the shutter button. Best thing to do is to use both.
  4. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Use both. Anti shock closes the shutter first, then waits before opening it again. The 2s timer just delays when this process starts.
  5. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    I think you can turn anti shock off n on in the scp as well. You have to go into the menus to change the anitshock time.
  6. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013
    Someone kindly pointed out on here recently, if you switch anti-shock on in the menus, it suddenly becomes available via the Drive modes. Which is available via the SCP or down-arrow button if you have that set.

    Cool eh?

    Edit: I see I was just beaten to it.
  7. klee

    klee Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 20, 2013
    Houston, TX
    right, then we can't use both antishock and timer. I would just use timer for long exposures. you won't see any blur from shutter shock in a long exposure.
  8. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    I believe you can use both anti-shock and timer for long exposures.
  9. sam_nl

    sam_nl Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 19, 2013
    I always use both, does work fine with the G5.
  10. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013
    Yes the timer and drive options become doubled up. One set with an anti shock diamond. And another set without. Pretty clumsy but possible.
  11. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Why would you want both anti shock and 2 second timer, when you can set the anti shock delay to whatever you want (within reason!)?
  12. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    Do Panasonic cameras have this anti shock feature ?
  13. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    changing the amount of anti-shock delay probably takes more menu diving than changing the timer (10s or 2s).
  14. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Ah yes, I can see that if you wanted 10 second self timer to get yourself in the picture then you might as well have the benefit of anti shock too.

    For shake free pictures on a tripod I just have the anti shock set to 4 seconds.
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