Why I love sensor based IS – hand held long exposure of waterfalls

Written by Gary on February 19th, 2016

Sometimes (nearly always) you can’t be bothered carrying around a large tripod which is tall enough and stable enough to capture scenes but when you get there, you really want to show water motion of a longer then usual shutter speed.

The Olympus OM-D cameras offer perhaps the best image stabilisation effectiveness of all cameras and that is one of the reasons i love them – along with the light and compact high quality lenses.

A case in point was a recent walk in the mountains where I found this lovely little waterfall.

I needed a high camera angle and long exposure – and hand held OM-D E-M1 came through with the goods:




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