Please help with Shutter setting on EM-5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Ig7, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Ig7

    Ig7 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 24, 2011
    I need help trying to figure out what I am doing wrong. I am trying to use 1/1000 Shutter speed with Em-5 and Pany 35-100. Even though aperture is set to 2.8 and ISO auto (3200 or so), I still have the 2.8 blinking and the images are very dark. I need to reduce the Shutter value to about 160 for 2.8 to stop blinking. Do I need a faster lens or a flash for these conditions?
  2. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    Sounds like your shooting in pretty low light conditions. The fastest SS with a flash will be around 1/160 - 1/200 sec. Are you trying to take fast moving subject shots?
  3. Ig7

    Ig7 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 24, 2011
    I was trying to shoot a puppy running around. So, what I am trying to figure out, is how do you shoot with those high shutter speeds? is 2.8 not fast enough lens? What would be the setting/equipment to get to 1/1000?
  4. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Edit: I just saw your post a bout the puppy. If you can't use a lower shutter speed, a higher iso or add more light, then yes you need a larger aperture.

    If you're not getting an acceptable exposure then you need a slower shutter speed, a larger aperture, more light or a higher iso. Or a combination of these. Your particular situation will determine if you actually NEED a particular one or if you can use any combination.

    My first inclination would be a lower shutter speed and a lower iso. And maybe a tripod. But i don't know what you're trying to do. Why are you trying to use 1/1000 sec.

  5. Ig7

    Ig7 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 24, 2011
    I was afraid that was the case
  6. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
    First of all, I think f/2.8 is fast enough for most situations.

    I wonder how dark is your shooting condition?

    Also if you are shooting with the 12-35mm f/2.8 you don't need 1/1000 to shoot your puppy, even if it's moving around very fast. A shutter of around 1/320 or 1/500 should be more than enough to get sharp photos IMHO.
  7. Ig7

    Ig7 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 24, 2011
    I was shooting inside. I understand now where the limitations are coming from
    Thanks everyone!
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