Use a delay when using HHHR?

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I treid HHHR with my new E-M1.3 yesterday for the first time. It is much easier to use than I thought it would be and I got really good results, I think. One question I have is whether to use the wait time. For HHHR, the maximum is 1 second, with fractions of a second also available. I set it to 0 because I think my maximum stabilization (for myself) is right when I press the shutter, and certainly not 1 entire second AFTER I have pressed it. A pretty good HHHR YouTube video on this recommends 1 second wait, here at about 9:39 (this link is queued there):

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As I said, I got good results with no delay at all, but I'm wondering if anyone has experimented using a delay. The fractions of a second delays seem to be intended to minimize any shake caused by pressing the shutter, but is this really an issue? I'd think that any delay in the shutter firing would just make a person really jittery.

Back MANY years, I had an Italian WWII surplus rifle (6.5mm I think) and my father and I tried using some WWII surplus ammo with it. On many bullets, there would be a slight delay in firing, not as long as a second, but enough to make a person a nervous wreck trying to shoot with it. Plus, it was LOUD (louder than a 12 gauge!), so the whole experience was an exercise in heebie-jeebies. Of course, a delay in a shutter firing is less jarring than a delay in a gun firing, but wouldn't it also be worse than none? Yes, I could just try it, but I am just wondering if anyone is using it.
 

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I have found better results with some delay on HHHR. It’s not the better shooting experience to have a shutter delay. I can‘t remember the exact setting because I tried this mode 3-4 months ago.

I don’t have the camera with me now to check.

After testing with tripod (mine isn’t very solid) on HR mode the value I put finally is 8sec delay.
 
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I have found better results with some delay on HHHR. It’s not the better shooting experience to have a shutter delay. I can‘t remember the exact setting because I tried this mode 3-4 months ago.

I don’t have the camera with me now to check.

After testing with tripod (mine isn’t very solid) on HR mode the value I put finally is 8sec delay.
Interesting that you had good luck with some delay. I suppose in use a very short delay would not be perceived when you press the shutter, and it might make a person steadier after that initial press operation. I agree that some movement is actually necessary for HHHR to work, but I suppose it might be better without the initial press perhaps messing with it (that must be why they have that option, I think).

I also often use 8 seconds for tripod hi-res too. Sometimes 4. It kind of depends on how confident I am with my tripod and how quiet things are. It's nice they have that instead of requiring you to use a self-timer along with the tool.
 

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I treid HHHR with my new E-M1.3 yesterday for the first time. It is much easier to use than I thought it would be and I got really good results, I think. One question I have is whether to use the wait time. For HHHR, the maximum is 1 second, with fractions of a second also available. I set it to 0 because I think my maximum stabilization (for myself) is right when I press the shutter, and certainly not 1 entire second AFTER I have pressed it. A pretty good HHHR YouTube video on this recommends 1 second wait, here at about 9:39 (this link is queued there):

Youtube link

As I said, I got good results with no delay at all, but I'm wondering if anyone has experimented using a delay. The fractions of a second delays seem to be intended to minimize any shake caused by pressing the shutter, but is this really an issue? I'd think that any delay in the shutter firing would just make a person really jittery.

Back MANY years, I had an Italian WWII surplus rifle (6.5mm I think) and my father and I tried using some WWII surplus ammo with it. On many bullets, there would be a slight delay in firing, not as long as a second, but enough to make a person a nervous wreck trying to shoot with it. Plus, it was LOUD (louder than a 12 gauge!), so the whole experience was an exercise in heebie-jeebies. Of course, a delay in a shutter firing is less jarring than a delay in a gun firing, but wouldn't it also be worse than none? Yes, I could just try it, but I am just wondering if anyone is using it.
Zero delay for me. I tried with various delay settings and found best results for me without any delay.
 

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