EPM1, Canon FD and IBIS?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by 02doooce, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. 02doooce

    02doooce New to Mu-43

    Dec 17, 2011
    So Ive got the EPM1 set up with my canon FD 50mm f/1.4, how do I check to make sure the IBIS is turned on and set properly for this setup?

    In playing around with the Canon FD lens, I found myself primarily using Shutter priority what shooting mode or setting is everyone else using when shooting legacy lens?
  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    For IBIS you need to make sure it is on and the focal length setting matches that of the lens you have attached. Any mode other than M or S will work as an aperture priority mode and set the exposure for you based on what aperture you have selected on the lens. Assuming the E-PM1 dial operates like other Olympus models, don't use A mode because the dial won't do anything useful. Using something like P mode allows you to assign exposure compensation to the dial which is very handy since metering with adapted lenses is not always completely accurate, particularly at smaller aperture settings.
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  3. WolfBane

    WolfBane Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 13, 2012
    Hi LuckyPenguin,

    A (aperture priority) seemed to work OK for me with a legacy pentax 50mm lens. Adjusting the F stop on the lens seemed to change the shutter speed when I next half-pressed the shutter. Also, pressing the top section of the dial (marked +/-) allowed me to set exposure compensation, eg +0.3EV.

    I'm new to the E-PM1 so I'm not 100% sure about this yet though.
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  4. zacster

    zacster Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 4, 2011
    The funny thing is that when I first put my 50 1.4 on my camera, I went to IBIS settings and it was set to 50mm. I wonder if it has some auto-detect function, although it could be the default manual setting as that's the most likely lens to be used.
  5. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
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    Promit Roy
    Yeah, 50mm is just the default.