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IBIS on half-press vs. full-press

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by tuxxdk, May 29, 2014.

  1. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk Mu-43 Regular

    May 29, 2014

    I thought I'd kick in with a question I've been messing with since I saw a post here on saving battery life.

    On my E-M10 I can set IBIS to activate on half-press (default) or when full pressing.

    What's the difference? Besides the obvious :D 

    Will it be just as efficient on full press? If yes, why even the option to be able to IBIS on half-press? I can hear the IBIS working as long as I have the button pressed, so I guess it does drain unneccesarily.

  2. Easier to compose when using long focal length lenses. Also easier to manually focus.
  3. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    That's the ONLY time I have it on, 200mm or more because it does use more power.
  4. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk Mu-43 Regular

    May 29, 2014
    Thanks, guys!

    I'll try and disable half-press.

    My longest lens is the 14-42 kit.

    Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43
  5. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    Depends on how you're set up. If - like most people - you have it set up so your view automatically magnifies when you MF on a native lens, it won't help.

    My camera does this:
    - Hit MF on a native lens
    - Turn focus ring...automatically magnifies the view
    - Half-press the shutter, and it activates IBIS, but also goes OUT of magnified view and gets ready to take the picture. Therefore, I can't have IBIS and the magnified MF view at the same time.

    Therefore, as far as I can tell, if you have the focus-ring-turn activated magnification turned on, you can't have IBIS at the same time. I really have to cancel half-press IBIS.
  6. If I do what you describe, I get the same result as you do.

    But It seems to depend on the order in which you do things. If I half-press the shutter first, then activate MF by turning the focus ring, I get magnified view with IBIS operating. Since I only use MF to fine-tune autofocus results, this is naturally how I operate.

    A matter of personal choice. Neither is right or wrong, of course.
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  7. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    Interesting...thanks...how long does it take the IBIS to time out?
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