E-P1 & Pany 14-45mm Which IS to use?

andyw

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I did do a search but came up with nowt....sorry if this has been asked before.

Taking delivery of a E-P1 and Panasonic 14-45mm lens soon both of which have IS so should i turn the IS off on the lens or is it better to either use just the lens IS or both?
 

grum

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I seem to remember an owner of both on here before saying he reckoned the Pana OIS worked better. No idea if you can use both.
 

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Thanks peeps.

I'll do a test and see which comes out steadier. Watch this space........
 

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Discussed in FAR more detail than you'll probably ever want to read. Overall conclusion is that the OIS is a bit better than IBIS generally, but don't use either when using a tripod and there appears to be no downside to using both. I personally find an upside to using both with the 45-200, but I don' know if its real or imagined. Certainly doesn't hurt though.

https://www.mu-43.com/f42/image-stabilization-ep-1-panasonic-45-200-lens-1674/

-Ray
 

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I have the 45-200 Panny for my E-P1 and there isn't any significant difference in stabilisation quality with that lens using the 2 methods. You do get a slightly more stable image with the lens IS but it is really only noticable at the longer end of the zoom range of the 45-200 so I wouldn't expect much benefit (if any) on the shorter zoom.

I leave the in-camera IS on as I swap between Olympus lenses and the 20mm Panny which doesn't have lens-based IS.

Try it out for yourself and choose whatever you prefer. That's part of the fun.

Cheers

PeterB666
 

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I found the IBIS better on the 14-45.
But, the lens IS is real good on the long end.
I keep IBIS on all the time and with longer lenses, I use Both systems. On the shorter end just the IBIS
 

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ibis is great but the lens ois is somewhat better imho , not certain about this , anyway when ibis is switched off and ois is switched on you can see it working to combat shake in real time , esp in mag mode , looks like canon IS binocs .... everything is smoothed
 

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