Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-28-2016, 09:32 AM   #1
Forum Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: saint louis mo
Posts: 70
Mx-1 electronic shutter

Should I turn on the electronic shutter on my mx-1? I haven't used my mx-1 in over a year. But I started using it again to take pictures of feral cats.





---------- Post added 05-28-2016 at 10:34 AM ----------

Also what is the difference between burst shooting L And H?

05-28-2016, 09:39 AM   #2
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
TomTom's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Dallas, Texas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 526
That one cat has a very interesting coat. I like that little mask-like patch on his face.
05-28-2016, 08:26 PM   #3
Forum Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: saint louis mo
Posts: 70
Original Poster
That is a racoon cat

12-29-2017, 09:07 AM   #4
Veteran Member
kshapero's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Florida, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 413
Can folks chime in on the OP's questions? I am interested, too.

12-31-2017, 05:43 PM - 1 Like   #5
Veteran Member
Sluggo's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ames, Iowa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 767
Hi kshapero. I think the reason the electronic shutter option is off by default is to prevent horizontal distortions on moving subjects. Electronic shutters generally scan from top to the bottom of the sensor, meaning that the top of the picture represents a different point in time than the bottom of the picture does. This can produce weird "jello effects." A mechanical leaf shutter prevents this by turning the entire sensor on, then opening and closing from the center.

But the electronic shutter has the advantage of faster maximum speed, which allows some more depth of field control because you can open the aperture a couple extra stops in bright light. Also an electronic shutter doesn't wear mechanically like a leaf shutter does, although I've never heard of an MX-1's leaf shutter wearing out.

Last edited by Sluggo; 12-31-2017 at 07:42 PM.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
digital camera, mx-1, pentax cameras, point and shoot, shutter
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mechanical Shutter vs Electronic Shutter... ? watchingskyfallatm Photographic Technique 6 01-11-2018 07:23 AM
MX shutter sticking/locking over 1/60 shutter speed NitroDC Pentax Film SLR Discussion 4 01-10-2016 03:53 PM
should i turn on the electronic shutter in my pentax mx-1 tootal2 Pentax Compact Cameras 1 07-13-2014 08:19 PM
Q 1.14 firmware - 1/13 or 1/30 electronic shutter? cahudson42 Pentax Q 2 01-10-2014 07:14 AM
Question on MX-1 electronic shutter option klh Pentax Compact Cameras 7 08-20-2013 06:36 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:55 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top