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Does the E-P5 disable Lens OIS?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by FlyPenFly, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2011
    I have the Panasonic 12-32mm which has Lens OIS which there is no switch to turn off.

    I would rather use the EP5's IBIS. However, if I keep IBIS on, is it also keeping the Lens OIS on?
     
  2. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    EP5 has only "Use lens OIS priority" configurable in menu. So it's either OIS or OIS+IBIS in your case.
     
  3. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2011
    Right, but it's unclear if that option disables Lens OIS or not when you select No.
     
  4. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Mu-43 Veteran

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  5. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    If you have both camera and lens then you can tell if OIS working or not.
     
  6. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Mu-43 Veteran

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    I'd prefer to get a definitive answer.

    It seems like from some googling that the E-P5 and E-M5 are smart enough to know that a lens has OIS and turns it off if your IBIS is on.
     
  7. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    This is what manual says:
    My guess is that OFF reads "no priority" to OIS, rather than disabling it. But I wonder how this can be proven and if there are any IQ consequences for having IBIS and OIS working together..
     
  8. On the E-M5 you can tell if both the IBIS and OIS are engaged at the same time because they will "fight" each other and the stabilised live view preview will jerk a little as you move the camera around. I only have Panasonic OIS lenses that have a physical switch but when I use them on my newer E-P5 it will not allow the two IS systems to be active at the same time. As soon as the lens IS switch is set to on the IBIS deactivates. I would think (hope) that the E-P5 is also smart enough not to simultaneously run both IS systems with Panasonic lenses that don't have a physical IS switch
     
  9. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    That's correct. The only way that you can enable OIS on a lens without a physical switch is to do so from the camera body. In the case of the E-P5, that means setting Lens I.S. Priority to 'On' and enabling IS in the Super Control Panel. If you have a lens with a physical switch, the setting there overrides the 'Lens I.S. Priority' setting. So if the OIS switch is on, you get OIS, otherwise you get IBIS or no IS depending on the camera's IS setting.
     
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