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IBIS setting advice for extreme zoom

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by rbelyell, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. rbelyell

    rbelyell Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2013
    Mountains of NY
    hi

    i have an epl5 and an oly 75-300 (150-600 in 35mm parlance). i am seeking some user advice on the best IBIS settings, primarily what FL number i should 'dial in'for general use with this lens. or is there a 'general use' setting, ie, do i have to constantly change based on the FL i need?
    thanks!
     
  2. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    If the lens has electronic contacts, as the 75-300mm and any other Olympus, Panasonic, or Sigma lens does, then you don't need dial anything in. The camera has all the info it needs.
     
  3. rbelyell

    rbelyell Mu-43 Veteran

    356
    Sep 15, 2013
    Mountains of NY
    thanks mike. when you choose which kind of IBIS setting you want, doesnt a FL number still show up? is that number irrelevent?
     
  4. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    That number is used by the camera only when a lens with no electrical contacts is mounted, e.g., Oly body cap lens, Rokinon 7.5 fisheye, etc.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
     
  5. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    You'll notice when using a chipped lens the IS FL number is greyed out, meaning no effect!
     
  6. rbelyell

    rbelyell Mu-43 Veteran

    356
    Sep 15, 2013
    Mountains of NY
    oh, ok, excellent. thank you all!
     
  7. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    Same question as I have a used E-M5 on the way. With legacy glass
    (up to 500mm) what would be the setting? And if it is on a tripod?
     
  8. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    With legacy glass, you enter the focal length closest to the focal length of your lens. On a tripod, I turn stabilization off entirely.
     
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