12-35 recognizes portrait orientation on G3!!!

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by Kiwi Paul, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    With the G3 until I got the 12-35 lens if I shot in portrait orientation I had to manually rotate the pics in LR after downloading, with shots taken with the 12-35 when I download the pics they are downloaded in portrait orientation!!!
    Is this unique to this lens or do other Lumix lenses do this?
    I had the Lumix 14mm, 20mm, have the 25mm and none of them did it. None of the Oly lenses do it either.

  2. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Look here. For some lenses it says "Direction detection related functions on DMC-G3(ex. a function to rotate and play back pictures vertically when they are shot with the camera held vertically) are not available."

    These are all non-stabilized lenses; apparently the OIS sensors also take care of orientation detection.
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  3. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    Thanks for that, yes OIS lenses have the function.

  4. Liamness

    Liamness Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    The OIS lenses have an accelerometer in them, so that shake can be measured and compensated for. Naturally these can also work out which way is up, as gravity is a constant.
  5. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Mine seems hit or miss ...
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