John Mitchell Posted December 20, 2013 Share Posted December 20, 2013 I'm currently setting up a Sony NEX-6 that I just purchased, wading through the myriad options and generally trying to unravel the mysterious of Sony's menus. Something that confuses me is the "electronic front curtain shutter" (usually called "electronic first curtain shutter") feature. This is on by default, and I'm wondering what its benefits/shortcomings might be. The NEX-6 user's manual says that the electronic front curtain should not be used with lenses from other manufacturers, and at "high shutter speeds with wide diameter lens attached." I assume that by "wide diameter," they actually mean wide aperture -- i.e. don't use this function when the lens is wide open and you're using fast shutter speeds. I think I understand the basics of how electronic first curtain shutters work, but that's about it. Is it a good idea just to leave this feature enabled since I'll be using Sony lenses most of the time? Why or why not? Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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