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

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by mxlin, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. mxlin

    mxlin Mu-43 Regular

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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?
     
  2. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

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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.
     
  3. mxlin

    mxlin Mu-43 Regular

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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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  4. antithetic

    antithetic Mu-43 Regular

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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.
     
  5. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    What antithetic said.

    Where are my manners? Welcome, mxlin. :)
     
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  6. mxlin

    mxlin Mu-43 Regular

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    Very helpful tip, thanks.
     
  7. leoedin

    leoedin New to Mu-43

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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?