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anyone using the panasonic 30mm 2.8 macro on an oly body?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by piggsy, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. piggsy

    piggsy Mu-43 All-Pro

    Two main things I'm curious about -

    Anyone know if there's any weirdness with banding or focusing or weird noises?

    Anyone know how susceptible this lens is to producing shutter shock on the older non-EFCS 0sec bodies?
     
  2. AlterKnabe

    AlterKnabe Mu-43 Regular

    75
    Apr 13, 2012
    Germany
    I'm sorry, I have no answer to your question. @piggsy@piggsy .
    But may I please add one more question to your thread?
    This lens has no hardware-switch to shut off the O.I.S. of the lens.
    Does anybody know how it works on OM-D-Cameras with built-in IBIS?
    Is the lens-O.I.S. by default "Off", or do I have to switch off the IBIS to avoid malfunctions with active O.I.S. and IBIS?
     
  3. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It should be the same as every other lens with OIS and no switch, e.g. 12-32, 45-175. Older bodies like the original E-M5 force the OIS off and use IBIS, for newer bodies there is an option to either prefer OIS or IBIS (or no IS).
     
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  4. AlterKnabe

    AlterKnabe Mu-43 Regular

    75
    Apr 13, 2012
    Germany
    Thank you, @wjiang@wjiang for giving me the push to browse deeper in the menu of my E-M5 II.

    ;) Well, being able to read really isn't a disadvantage :crying:

    I had simply overseen the menu-part "Release", custom-menu C,
    where I am able to choose between ON or OFF for the priority of the lens I.S.
    This means that with the 5-axle IBIS of the E-M5-II I will of course shut off lens I.S. priority,
    but with the Pen PL5 I will set it to ON since lens-I.S. might be performing better.

    Greetings to New Zealand!
     
  5. AlterKnabe

    AlterKnabe Mu-43 Regular

    75
    Apr 13, 2012
    Germany
    Hi @piggsy@piggsy,

    inbetween I may be able to answer your question 1, if I understand your question right.

    I noticed no banding so far.
    The lens produces a silent noise, apparently caused by the I.S., when the release-button is pressed halfway. It doesn't sound different than the I.S. of other stabilized lenses.
    Your question 2: I have no idea.
     
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  6. AlterKnabe

    AlterKnabe Mu-43 Regular

    75
    Apr 13, 2012
    Germany
    @piggsy@piggsy

    Still interested in that lens? I attach a picture, taken with the Panasonic 30mm at the Olympus E-M10:
    PB080001_Ringelblume-800px.
     
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  7. AlterKnabe

    AlterKnabe Mu-43 Regular

    75
    Apr 13, 2012
    Germany
    Same camera-lens-combination:

    P9250019-1200px. P9250022-1200px.
     
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  8. AlterKnabe

    AlterKnabe Mu-43 Regular

    75
    Apr 13, 2012
    Germany
    Also taken with the Panasonic 30mm at the Olympus E-M10:

    PB080007_Ausschnitt.
     
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  9. piggsy

    piggsy Mu-43 All-Pro

    Looks good! I ended up getting longer and longer macro lenses instead (90/135/180) but I keep meaning to get back to this 30mm one day :D
     
  10. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    The ZD 35mm is cheap, esp. if you have an adapter already.