Olympus IBIS works pretty well : 1/5s - 1/15s @ ISO200

FlyPenFly

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These are all indoor at the Smithsonian. I had a large double shot latte about an hour before I was shooting. I'll be the first to say these aren't "tack" sharp as some people might say but they're good enough for my uses and print well.

I was using the 20mm F1.7 stopped down to F2.2 because the performance of the lens dramatically goes up just 1 stop down.

I was using the E-P2, the IBIS is supposedly 1 stop better than the PL series.

The game changer for me was the the VF2 EVF. I have the big eye cup on order. Using the EVF pressed against my face really helped a lot by at least 2 stops.

ISO 200 F2.2 1/10

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ISO 200 F2.2 1/5

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ISO 200 F2 1/13

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ISO 200 F4.7 1/15 (8-19mm lens)

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Erik_L

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Hmm, I have not had great results with the IBIS, but I tend to do more close-up stuff which is even more touchy.

I may give it a go at the upcoming auto show though :)
 

Wlodek

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Nice. But why did you not go above ISO 200? I find the Olympus image quality still pretty good even at 800, certainly at 400.
 

FlyPenFly

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ISO 200 gives you a lot more dynamic range, tonal range, and color sensitivity than ISO 800 or ISO 400.

IMO, going higher ISO isn't a big deal in terms of noise, but in terms of everything else, it hurts.
 

Kosta

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firstly, great shots and especially at those speeds!
I don't think I could manage that...

on the higher ISO - dynamic range is what drops off mostly as you go up (from what i've read)...
 

Erik_L

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firstly, great shots and especially at those speeds!
I don't think I could manage that...

on the higher ISO - dynamic range is what drops off mostly as you go up (from what i've read)...
color accuracy too. Nikon D700 beats the 5D II in terms of High ISO performance mainly because it maintains more color accuracy and DR, though they're similar in terms of noise levels

I'd imagine the "itty bitty" sensor in our cameras cannot muster nearly enough color accuracy compared to the high-dollar big-boys.
 
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