About IBIS with gx7 and the new 12-40mm Olympus f2.8

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by orfeo, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 27, 2013
    I Wonder if using the new constant aperture zoom 12-40mm from olympus will get me IBIS with gx7 at all focals? I know that using fix primes from olympus is no problem, but what about zoom from the other brand? Is there compatible focals lenght communication between a olympus zoom lens and the Panasonic gx7 body? Sorry if this question is kind of noob but I just got into mu43 with the gx7 purchase recently...
  2. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    You will have IS with any m4/3 lens at all focal lengths
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  3. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 27, 2013
    Thanks it's great new, I am debating with myself getting the new olympus or the pana fast zoom...
  4. msatlas

    msatlas Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 5, 2013
    Madison, WI
    You should have no problems with IBIS and an Olympus zoom on a Panasonic body. The lens reports its focal length to the body and the body adjusts IBIS accordingly.

    You can see this in the EXIF data--the actual focal length you zoomed to is recorded for each shot, regardless of whether you're using an Olympus or Panasonic lens.
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