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OMD IBIS distance control (lenses)

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by broncophil, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

    May 23, 2010
    when I mounted my 25mm, IS defaulted to 50MM, is the camera already factoring in the 2x crop..

    Or do I change to what is marked on the lens (in this case 24 is the closest)

  2. Aegon

    Aegon Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Change it to what is marked on the lens. 24mm should be good enough, these things aren't exact anyway.
  3. metalmania

    metalmania Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 19, 2012
    I think it is only for MF lenses. You don't set the number with native AF lenses.

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  4. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    This is straight from the manual

    Choosing a focal length (Micro Four Thirds/Four Thirds System lenses excluded)
    Use focal length information to reduce camera shake when shooting with lenses that are not Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds system lenses.
  5. ptolemyx

    ptolemyx Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 19, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    The "50mm" that you see is not applicable when you have an electronically compatible lens (u43, 43) mounted -- it's just displayed to indicate the camera's current setting for adapted lenses.

    And when using an adapted lens, select the lens's focal length (not the equivalent focal length on whatever camera).
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    What ptolemyx said. 50mm is the default setting for MANUAL lenses. All native AF lenses both Four-Thirds and Micro Four-Thirds will be read automatically by the camera and require no user input of focal length for IS.

    If you're using a manual lens, then press INFO while in the IS menu in order to change the focal length.

    Oh, and by the way... does this mean that your E-M5 is working and responsive now? :D 
  7. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

    May 23, 2010

    Yes. Cannot believe a perfectly good sd card with some Nikon folders can cause such havoc
  8. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Hehe. I'm just glad you got it sorted! :D 
  9. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    The 50mm is the factory default, or after a reset...the number had to be set to something, it couldn't be set to 0mm! Anyway, after you have changed it to another number it will stay to that number until reset.
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