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04-04-2012, 03:54 AM   #1
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Leaf shutter vs Electronic shutter?

Hello all,

Been looking into the settings of my newly arrived Q. I see there is an option to use the electronic shutter as a default overriding the leaf shutter built into the 01 standard prime. I see the electronic shutter goes up to 1/8000s whereas the leaf shutter is limited to 1/2000s. However, is there a reason to prefer the use of the leaf shutter over the electronic shutter?

In bright light, would you prefer using the electronic shutter at faster shutter speeds, or the leaf shutter with the ND filter activated?

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04-04-2012, 06:13 AM   #2
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Hi Wim,

I don't believe that the electronic shutter overrides the leaf shutter for the speed range covered by the leaf. I can't prove it, but I believe that the electronic shutter just takes over at 1/2000 and extends the range of shutter speeds. The menu setting just allows you to limit the camera to the leaf shutter, forcing you to use a smaller aperture and/or the integral ND filter on the Quality Line lenses for higher Ev scenes. I've set mine up so the electronic shutter is active so I don't have to remember all of that, and I haven't seen a downside, but I won't discount that there can be a quality difference that I haven't seen (or really looked for), so YMMV.

I'd be interested to see if others have noticed a difference or have any different observations about how the leaf/electronic shutter settings actually work.

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04-04-2012, 10:35 AM   #3
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Yes, that menu option seems misleading to me, I wish it allowed me to use the electronic shutter INSTEAD of the leaf shutter for noiseless photography.
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I suppose that at lower speeds there's no reason to use the electronic shutter if you have a leaf one available, for the latter not suffers from rolling shutter artifacts. Conversely, above 1/2000s those artifacts become less evident, and of course leaf shutters cannot go that fast.

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Thanks everyone. Things are a bit clearer to me now.

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Reviving this thread:

So, in Custom, 13: Electronic Shutter ... what are the implications of choosing 1 (Disable) vs. 2 (Enable) ... I am too a bit confused about this particular option.
At this time, I have left it on 1 (Disable).

Another question: does this have anything to do when mounting a non-Q lens?
I mean, if I were to mount a non-Q lens via an adapter (something I will certainly acquire soon enough), would this option be involved?

Thanks.

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11-13-2012, 05:31 PM   #7
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" I mean, if I were to mount a non-Q lens via an adapter (something I will certainly acquire soon enough), would this option be involved?"

No, in that case you are using the electronic shutter all the time. The Q has no mechanical shutter in the body.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kirill_est Quote
I wish it allowed me to use the electronic shutter INSTEAD of the leaf shutter for noiseless photography.
If you turn off the shutter sound the leaf shutter is quieter than the in focus peep at it's lowermost setting and that can be turned off also. Tool menu 1, 4th item down, (sound effects) 2nd page

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QuoteOriginally posted by Shawn67 Quote
" I mean, if I were to mount a non-Q lens via an adapter (something I will certainly acquire soon enough), would this option be involved?"

No, in that case you are using the electronic shutter all the time. The Q has no mechanical shutter in the body.

Shawn
Partly true, the Pentax adapter has a shutter built in to it. Not sure if any 3rd party adapters do, in that case your restricted to the electronic shutter.
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