Godwin's Law, the first time I've ever seen it here! Bravo!Hasn't this thread about devolved enough that we should just blame Hitler and close the thread?
I've never understood the argument about turning off IS, and after doing my own tests I never disable it - I simply see no evidence that having IS on when it's on a tripod makes the resulting image worse. How can a camera know whether it's on a tripod or just being held very steadily in your hands?What's your tripod like? That's an important variable. That said I've always left IBIS on for Olympus because half the time I'm shooting in wind and what not.
Hitler tells itI've never understood the argument about turning off IS, and after doing my own tests I never disable it - I simply see no evidence that having IS on when it's on a tripod makes the resulting image worse. How can a camera know whether it's on a tripod or just being held very steadily in your hands?
Thank you for the gob smack. I could not remember the source. My hat is off to you!
At least for OIS I think it rather is. I've been testing OIS lenses since fairly early in both the OIS and DSLR eras and, with regards to image quality, there's usually no downside and sometimes minor pixel peeping advantage to leaving OIS enabled on tripods. Advantages are usually associated with long lenses, mechanical shutters, and (D)SLR situations where mirror lockup is impractical. In every case I can recall where improvement occurred the manual for the camera body in question either said nothing or indicated to disable OIS on tripod. Don't pay much attention to this particular bit of manuals a result.Is it all just a storm in a teacup?
Olympus has always been very conservative with their customers typically deferring to the lowest common denominator (read: don't give the idiots something to complain about). For example, there used to be some screw on lenses they made before their interchangeable lens digitals and they were very specific about which cameras you can use them on and others they would claim were not compatible. What they really meant was that on certain cameras with wider angle lenses, the add on lens would show vignetting. Rather than simply noting that in the documentation and letting the user decide if and how to use it, they would just claim they were not compatible so they wouldn't have a bunch of customers complaining about the lens ruining their shots because of dark corners.From the Em1x manual- specifically says to turn off IBIS when on tripod for photo mode
That makes sense though, high res mode works by moving the sensor the same way that IBIS works, if you left IBIS on, you wouldn't be able move the senor around as much.Again for the Em-1x in Highres mode
[S-IS Off] is automatically selected for [K Image Stabilizer] when [Tripod] is chosen for
[Shooting Method], [S-IS AUTO] when [Handheld] is selected.
I haven't tested this but I wonder if this makes a difference between S-IS Auto and S-IS 1 on Olympus bodies.As previously described, both Panasonic and Olympus bodies automatically disable all stabilisation when the amount of motion detected drops below a certain level. Even if you have IS switched on, it will turn itself off after the camera has been relatively static for about a second or so.
Olympus documentation also has an element of lost in translation-ess when it comes to their manuals being in Japanese and English. A lot of it I use as a guide only.Olympus has always been very conservative with their customers typically deferring to the lowest common denominator