GX8 IS with non-Panasonic lenses?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Imager, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. Imager

    Imager New to Mu-43

    Aug 23, 2016
    I am contemplating a move from an Olympus OM-D E 5M to a Lumix GX8. My concern is that my Oly lenses are not IS since they rely on Oly's marvelous 5 axis in body IS. Sine the GX8 has only 4 axes sensor IS and relies on the lens IS to take care of the other axis, how well are the images stabilized on the GX8 using non-IS lenses?
  2. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    No where near as good as the Olympus IBIS. I have a GX8, E-M1, E-M10 & E-M5.
  3. speedy

    speedy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 27, 2015
    About 1 stop reasonably reliably. 1 1/2 maybe 50% success. Less as FL gets longer than 20-25. That's using non IS Panasonic lenses. Don't own any Olympus ones
  4. ahinesdesign

    ahinesdesign Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    NC, USA
    Dual-IS works great with supported lenses; IBIS-only is not as good as Olympus' unfortunately, but better than none at all...
  5. hobbes266

    hobbes266 Mu-43 Regular

    May 19, 2014
    Gold Coast, Australia
    One stop or less, I feel. And it doesn't even activate on half press of the shutter button, like Olympus, so it feels like you are getting none.
  6. NT7R

    NT7R New to Mu-43

    Sep 13, 2016
    Lakeland, Florida
    Hopefully they will add the half press stabilizer activation in an upcoming firmware update...
  7. chaconi

    chaconi Mu-43 Regular

    May 13, 2016
    Very South Florida
    Anyone have a list of all supported lenses for Pany's dual IS?
  8. Sarky Git

    Sarky Git Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 6, 2016
    Panasonic have a list.
    Lumix Firmware Update on Lenses for Dual I.S.
    Only the 12-60 and 14-140ii support Dual IS 2 currently. The 100-400 should get it by the end of the year.
    Hopefully the four which were supposed be updated by February are skipping Dual IS 1 and going straight to 2.
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  9. Benzy

    Benzy Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 18, 2014
    I was in the same boat as you last week after playing with a GX8 in the store. It's prob the best feeling M43 body I have held. Just felt natural. But the VF with a telephoto was all over the place unlike the smooth stabilized frame on Oly cameras. If they made a successor to the GX8 with 5axis I'd be all over it. But prices on the current model are getting tempting despite that.
  10. lowlight

    lowlight Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 3, 2014
    My Em5 mark1 hit the ground hard and is beyond recovery so after a trip to my local camera store i left with a GX8.

    I do not own a lens with is, but with my oly 45mm i can handheld down to about 1/2 second with most images coming out sharp - testing inside my house with no wind/weather of course.
    Not as good as the old OMD but its stil better than not having stabilisation...
  11. Stanga

    Stanga Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 16, 2016
    This is what riles me. Except for the 12-60mm, all my other lenses are not on the list of lenses that are compatible, or will be made to. My 45-175mm and 100-300mm would benefit a lot more from Dual I.S. than the 12-60mm.