EPL5 "lens IS priority"

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by WilburNJ, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 30, 2012
    Can someone confirm or clarify my u derstanding of this setting. Is the idea that, even if IBIS is turned on, if I attach a Panasonic lens with built in IS, my EPL5 will know to turn off IBIS and use the lens' IS system? Thanks!
  2. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    Yes. When Lens Priority is on, the camera will (attempt to) engage the lens's IS at any point that it otherwise would have engaged the body's IS.

    If the lens doesn't have IS, or IS is disabled in the camera (i.e. through the Super Control Panel), it will of course have no effect.
  3. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 30, 2012
    Thanks for the confirmation.


  4. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    I had not heard of this. Does it also apply to the OM-D E-M5 and if so, where in the menu can I find the priority settings?
  5. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    It's not in there. I believe that it automatically turns off the IS in lenses without a switch as long as the IBIS is on. It's quick enough to turn on and off via the super control panel.