Is the ios in 12-32 better than IS in EPM2?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by DoofClenas, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

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    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    I know that the IS in the EPM2 is suspect at times...so, would I be better off using the iOS in the 12-32 if I bought this lens (as a companion to the 20mm f1.7).
     
  2. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    I would put money on the Lens' mega-IOS being better than the e-pm2's (I own one) most of the time.
    With crummy apertures you are going to need it,
    but now you have the opportunity to post a whole thread about your findings ...
     
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  3. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    I would be surprised to find out any lens IOS was worse than any pre 5/3 axis IBIS camera.
     
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  4. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

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    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    Just got the ok from "the boss" to pick one of these up for her camera (the epm2). It will now become the lens mounted to the camera, with the 20mm relegated to the bag.

    It was either this or get an all new small point and shoot like the xz-2...but I really don't want to have another camera.
     
  5. svtquattro

    svtquattro Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 24, 2012
    Vancouver, Canada
    I took out my E-PM2 with 12-32 on the weekend. I was shocked at how much CA the lens exhibited in the wide end of the range. Otherwise, a great portable combo if you didn't cash in on the GM1 deal a while back.
     
  6. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

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    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    Well, I just scored a black 12-32 off of ebay for $187. I figure if I don't like it, I can easily recoup that.
     
  7. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    I'm thrilled with mine! :)
     
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  8. svtquattro

    svtquattro Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 24, 2012
    Vancouver, Canada
    It's a sweet little lens for that price!
     
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  9. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2013
    I've had the combo and on the PM2 you should enable lens-priority IS for the best results
     
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