Question on EP2 shutter speed...

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by nwbie1, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. nwbie1

    nwbie1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 18, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca.
    Hi everyone,
    Curious why my EP2 wont give me a slower shutter speed in this situation.

    Camera #1:
    EP2 w/ pana 45-200mm, aperture priority mode, night time indoor, with metz 48 flash gun on, f4.0, iso 200.....lowest shutter speed the camera will allow at widest setting is 100/sec.

    Camera #2:
    GF1 with the same setup and settings, lowest shutter speed the camera will allow is 30/sec.

    Is there a setting in the EP2 that will allow me to go lower in my shutter speed?
    It will go as low as 40/sec in S mode and M mode but not on A mode.

    Alan
     
  2. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    Aperture priority mode, at least on my E-P1, will ony allow an over- or under-exposure of 3EV. If you need more, you must use manual mode.
     
  3. nwbie1

    nwbie1 Mu-43 Regular

    52
    Oct 18, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca.
    a little limiting on part of the EP2 as the GF1 can manage to give up to 30/sec on the three Panasonic lenses (20mm, 14-45mm, 45-200mm) that I have. Big help if you are trying to brighten a low light background....oh well....thanks for your reponse....
     
  4. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    It's a limitation of all the automatic modes on the Pen. Plus or minus 3 EV.