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How well can the IBIS on E-PM2 handle 40-150 f2.8?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by sin77, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. sin77

    sin77 Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 9, 2011
    Thinking of buying this lens but worried that the IBIS doesn't work well for it. My alternative is 35-100 f2.8.
  2. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    I have tested it on an EPL5, which I don't plan to use this lens on regularly because of the weight. but the EPL5 IBIS (same as EPM2's) handled it just fine I think. Sure I suppose it's not comparable to 5 axis but better than none, no sign of shutter shock problem yet. but that's just me, I'm using this lens on a G5 that doesn't have any IS and the only blur I seemed to get is OOF blur due to the thin DOF
  3. Geoff3DMN

    Geoff3DMN Mu-43 Veteran

    I suspect I'd be more worried about how well balanced the lens is on a small body like the EPM-2!

    The 35-100 seems a better fit somehow (and this despite the fact that I've ordered a 40-150).
  4. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee Subscribing Member

    May 3, 2013
    A big challenge with the older IBIS like on EPM2 is that the stabilization is active only during exposure. While framing the shot, you don't get any stabilization -- and at 150mm it's quite shaky.

    I've shot the cheap 40-150 on my EPM2 and it does the job, but definitely not ideal. I imagine the weight of the f/2.8 lens would make it even more challenging to frame shots.
  5. sin77

    sin77 Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 9, 2011
    Will there be issues of chromatic aberration and lens distortion using 35-100 f2.8 on e-pm2 since Olympus doesn't correct such imperfection automatically in the body?
  6. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    It's been a long time, but the OIS on the 45-200 was noticeably better than the IS in my E-PM1. Don't know if that helps... you'll probably get two stops out of it, if I had to guess. That's a 1/80 shutter at the long end, not too bad.
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