Metering and IBIS with adapted lenses?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by santiclaws, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. santiclaws

    santiclaws Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 2, 2012
    I think I read somewhere that IBIS works, as long as you put in the lens focus distance. Is that true? If so, where do I put in the distance (e-pl1)? Also, does metering work? Do I have to do anything to make it work?

  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    Yes, this is correct, IBIS will work with adapted lenses on any of the Olympus bodies. To enter the focal length on the E-PL1, go into Menu/ Camera2/ Image Stabilizer; from this menu, click the right arrow and then select the appropriate focal length. As simple as this is to do, I consistently forget to do it when swapping out lenses.

    As for metering, just put the camera in "A" mode and Bob's your uncle.
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  3. Jorge Ledesma

    Jorge Ledesma Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 27, 2011
    Just to add to what others have said. Yes, it works very very well. Here's an example I took on an EPL2 with an Olympus OM 50mm 1.8 last year. Also dial in the actual focal length of the lens ie. if the lens is a legacy 50mm then dial in 50mm. At first I thought I had to dial in the perceived focal length of 100mm due to the crop factor but Ned chimed in last year and explained very well.

    I primarily shoot in Aperture Priority and let the camera handle the shutter speed, sometimes I play with the ISO as I need to.

    Glad you're working the E-PL1 :) Also hit the menu key and you'll see the Super Menu Control come ( the option is already set for you ) and make sure its says IS 1, there is 2 and 3. IS 1 is for both vertical and horizontal IS and 2,3 is vertical and horizontal alone but I forget which is which I always keep them in IS 1.
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