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E30 owners + others

Hi Guys,

I appear to have cocked up a menu setting without realising it.

The problem is this, I was up at Westonbirt today taking some shots. The setup was as this F8/250 sec or similar. There were no slow shuuer speeds which could have accounted for this. I pressed the shutter button and instead of the rapid shutter closure one would expect at this speed, the viewfinder went black and the shutter appeared to whir for a few seconds and then close - however the resulting picture(s) are fine. I was messing around with a few of the menus a couple of days back,and have probably saved an incorrect setting by mistake. Any idaes any one?

This happened on my E510 a long time ago and I managed to sort it out myself - but I have forgotten what I did to correct it. Could it be to do with autobracketting or something.

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Re: E30 owners + others

Have you switched on the anti-shock?
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Re: E30 owners + others

I had. But in the meantime I have switched it off after going through Wrotniaks advice on E30 settings.

The camera appears to be working okay now - however I still don't understand the relevance of tehe anti shock being on / off ? Do you understand this button?

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Re: E30 owners + others

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.... however I still don't understand the relevance of tehe anti shock being on / off ? Do you understand this button?
The Anti Shock function is known as Mirror Lock-up on other cameras. It raises the mirror by the duration set in the menu before the shutter is released. The idea being that any vibrations induced by the mirror rising will have subsided before taking the shot.

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Anti shock delays the firing of the shutter. when on a tripod it allows vibration to settle down before the shutter fires - it is not designed to be used off tripod
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Re: E30 owners + others

The anti-shock is for use when the camera is mounted on a tripod and is effective at reducing any possible vibration from mirror slap at all shutter speeds, fast as well as slow.

When anti-shock is enabled, as soon as the shutter button is pressed the mirror lifts, blacking out the viewfinder. However, the shutter does not open immediately, allowing time for any vibrations to subside before it does open. The length of the delay is user selectable, from 1 to 30 seconds. I usually set it for 4 seconds. When the shutter does eventually open it is for the selected speed, as normal. When it closes the mirror instantly returns too.
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Re: E30 owners + others

I had the same problem with anti shock a couple of weekends ago and it took a few shots before the penny dropped. It does sound like that's what it may be. It's very wired when you are not expecting it.

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Re: E30 owners + others

Thanks all for your replies. It seems that was the problem,it just why I should change the setting as it means nothing to me is my connundrum.
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Phil, If you do any work using a tripod; especially macro then it is very much worth the trouble to use this function. As John (Zuiko) says, Anti shock is for use with a tripod only.

I did some tests recently with my Sigma macro lens with Anti shock on and with it off. There was a very noticeable difference in the results. It's worth getting to grips with.

Have fun

Edit: Actually, you should also use Anti shock with a remote lead or the self timer for best results.

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I am glad you mentioned that Steve. I have recently bought the Sigma 105 macro and was planning to do some work with it in the next few weeks - so I will bear your advice in mind.

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