IBIS on half-press vs. full-press

tuxxdk

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Hello

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.

Thanks!
 

tuxxdk

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Thanks, guys!

I'll try and disable half-press.

My longest lens is the 14-42 kit.


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Easier to compose when using long focal length lenses. Also easier to manually focus.
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.
 
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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.
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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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.
Interesting...thanks...how long does it take the IBIS to time out?
 
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