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IBIS ... really?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by RobWatson, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer



    Jupiter handheld E-P1 M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 2 seconds and 4 seconds shutter IS mode 1. Expecting better? Too much coffee?
  2. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA

    Wow, I thought that was intentional.

    Huh, maybe there wasn't enough contrast for the IBIS to lock on to?
  3. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Looking at this photo after my second cocktail of the evening...it looks fine to me. I can see Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto just fine! :rofl:
  4. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    4 seconds....no one can do that handheld....especially without a viewfinder to brace the camera. I'll try crsnydertx's cocktail method of viewing later and let you know how it works. :wink:
  5. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    still trying to work out if the OP is being serious or not ?

    still I like the result :) 

  6. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Dublin, IE
    Those shots are good enough for me. Certainly much better than some other boring dot-like planet shots.
  7. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA

    I will try crsnydertx's cocktail technique also... how many needed and how long do you need to stare at the image? Is it kind of like one of those 3D posters?
  8. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    You guys are awesome. Clearly my problem is I don't drink. I picked a good time to stop sniffing glue!
  9. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    reminds me of the movie "Airplane"....except the quote was "I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue"......LOL!
  10. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    You sure you focused on Jupiter and not a UFO? They move around a fair bit. Hard to get a nice clean image regardless of equipment.
  11. cameronp

    cameronp Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 10, 2011
    Kent, UK
    I actually quite like the second one. If you printed it really big and convinced someone to hang it in the Tate Modern, you could probably sell the first one for four million dollars.
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  12. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer


    Well it has got me thinking .... for those not familiar with SBIG adaptive optics accessories for astrophotography let me offer this shameless plug (I do work for the parent company so there is that). Although they work using a completely different method they do stabilize at a 10 Hertz rate and permit exposures in the 10's of minutes and longer and can correct up to 40 arcseconds of 'wobble' for focal lengths exceeding 3000mm.

    If only there were some way to meld this type of adaptive optics into MFT one could basically have a steadycam built into the camera! Sort of. Imagine being able to do 10 second hand held photos and the new opportunities that would open up. Even if it could work would that really be something interesting?
  13. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011

    Wellllllll... 10" handheld (although I had a viewfinder)

  14. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    But not handheld, I don't think.
  15. yottavirus

    yottavirus Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 13, 2011
    I think ibis turns off on shutter speeds 2 seconds or greater. It would be nice if you could force it to work.
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  16. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Are you sure about that? I hear IBIS working even at long shutter speeds.
  17. EP1-GF1

    EP1-GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 12, 2011
    There is a limit - I thought it was a couple of seconds too (on an E-P1). On my E-P3 (just tried it) it seems to be off at 2+ seconds.
  18. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It's a stretch

    Hmmmm ... 17mm focal length works out to ~48 arcsec per pixel (for E-P1) so no go for the AO products as currently configured (40 arcseconds total range of corrections).
  19. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Peoples, IBIS only works on the camera end not the subject end. So if the subject is moving it will be blurred. So apparently Jupiter is moving ... all over the place (maybe Jupiter was on its second cocktail also).
  20. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    I stand corrected. Just tried in on my E-PL2.
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