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  • E420, 25mm and shutter sppeds

    With the E420 and the OM 25/2.8 lens, what is the slowest shutter speed that one can use while hand-holding the camera?
    Last edited by om43; 14th February 2010, 06:37 PM.
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    Re: E420, 25mm and shutter sppeds

    Well, the "rule of thumb" is the shutter speed should be the reciprocal of the focal length of the lens in 35mm full frame terms. So that would suggest 1/50th of a second. But like all rules, it's really only a guideline!
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      Re: E420, 25mm and shutter sppeds

      A lot depends upon how steady your hand(s) is and how much practice you have had. There is a knack to handholding at low shutter speeds than can be acquired by practice. I believe the previous night's comsumption of Rioja is a factor too !

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        Re: E420, 25mm and shutter sppeds

        If you are concerned, use continuous shooting mode and take a sequence of shots (keeping the shutter release pressed steadily, not jabbing it) and out of a sequence of 4-5 frames, at least one should be sharp on average.

        IS will definitely help, so you might want to consider getting an IS-equipped E-520 or later if slow shutter speed photography becomes more frequent.

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