OMD EM5 ii Image Stabilization

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by tkc9789, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. tkc9789

    tkc9789 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2013
    DFW, TX
    I picked up a reconditioned EM5ii recently. Have image stabilization setup to S-IS Auto. This may be a stupid question. But is there a good way to validate that stabilization is indeed working as expected? Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2016
  2. AG_Alex2097

    AG_Alex2097 Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 18, 2015
    Alex S.
    Grab your longest lens, in the settings enable Image Stabilisation when the shutter is half pressed, now use the articulating screen with liveview to monitor the frame without half pressing the shutter, then with half pressing it, the liveview on screen should become noticeably less shaky ;)
    (Do this handheld, of course)

    Alternatively, remove the lens and look at the sensor while using image stabilisation, if the sensor counteracts your movements with the camera, it should be good :)
    (Be careful not to get your sensor dirty)
     
  3. tkc9789

    tkc9789 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2013
    DFW, TX
    OK. Thanks for the tip. I'll give this a try.