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Olympus EP-1 OR 2 with Panasonic ois lenses

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Elliot, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Elliot

    Elliot Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 22, 2010
    I may have mislead someone the other day, so I need to back up and see if anyone can clarify something for me.

    If I am using the subject cameras and put a Panasonic i.e. 14-140 ois lens on them, and that lens has Mega Optical Image Stablilzation, can that lens stabilize on an Olympus EP body?

    In other words is it capable of operating independently in its stabilized mode when mounted on the Olympus ep body and the switch on the lens is turned to on?

  2. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    AFAIK, yes, it will work, but turn the sensor stabilization off. They both can't work at the same time.
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  3. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Yes, Dj is correct... either method will work fine in isolation. I would use IBIS for stills, and OIS for video.

    Some people prefer the stabilised view for composing (i.e. use OIS) - I prefer to see how well I can hold the camera steady before stabilisation is applied.


  4. Elliot

    Elliot Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 22, 2010
    Thanks for the info

    Thanks for bringing me up to speed on that.
  5. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    I have the Panasonic 45-200 zoom which I use with the E-P1. I have played with both lens IS and in-body IS with that lens and cannot conclude that one is better than the other. There really is nothing significant in it.

    Also, while I expected the lens based IS to provide a more stable Live View, particularly at the long end of the zoom, I didn't notice any significant improvement there either. Relaxing and taking a deep breath worked better.

    I leave the camera IS on and don't use the lens based system as my other lenses don't have built in IS and that's what I am use to working with.
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