14-42mm on Panasonic G1, would it work?

mxlin

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Since 14-42mm doesn't have OIS on/off switch on the lens, can G1 activate IS function within the camera body?
 

deirdre

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The Olympus 14-42? No.
The Panasonic 14-42 has stabilization on all the time.

There is no stabilization inside the Panasonic cameras, they do it in lens instead.
 

mxlin

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Let's put this way, would:
1. Panasonic G2 kit lens (14-42mm) work on G1 body?
2. Since G2 kit lens has no OIS switch, would G1 body's firmware activate IS function of this lens?
Did I ask the correct question this time?
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antithetic

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IIRC, there was a firmware update for the G1 back around May which added an additional menu option for enable/disable IS on the 14-42mm lens.

Seems to be confirmed by Panasonic Japan. It's footnote item 11 (*11) which states the 14-42mm is supported on G1 firmware version 1.5 or later.
 

leoedin

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Why did Panasonic move to the 14-42? I've got one (it came in the G2 kit), but I can't figure out what advantages it has over the slightly larger range of the previous lens. Is it just a cost saving thing?
 

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