Panasonic 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by 2112, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. 2112

    2112 Mu-43 All-Pro

    This lens has power OIS and I don't see an external switch to turn that function off in any of the pictures I have seen.

    If I were to purchase one I would be using it on my Olympus E-M5 mkII and PEN-F bodies.

    I have read that I can't have both of these stabilization systems running at the same time would I be able to turn the lens OIS off in my bodies or would I need to turn my in body stabilization off?
     
  2. Hypilein

    Hypilein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 18, 2015
    I think Olympus cameras have an actual menu item that lets you choose which one to use.
     
  3. 2112

    2112 Mu-43 All-Pro

    I'll take a look later when I get home.

    ty
     
  4. doogie

    doogie Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 9, 2016
    Olympus cameras have a lens IS priority option, I use Lumix lenses with no IS switch on my EM10 ii with no issues.
     
  5. 2112

    2112 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Are you using the IBIS in the camera body?
     
  6. doogie

    doogie Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 9, 2016
    I use the lens IS where available. Although I've never compared it against the body IBIS on those lenses.
     
  7. 2112

    2112 Mu-43 All-Pro

    The E-M5 mkII and PEN-F would have the better stabilization with more stops than the lens... If I'm forced to use the lens stabilization I'll just stay on course and pickup an Olympus 12-40mm 2.8 pro lens over this one...

    ty
     
  8. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 5, 2013
    Dan
    I know it is considered common knowledge that IBIS is better than lens stabilization, but I don’t know. Regardless, I’m pretty confident you can select lens or body priority in camera. My E-M1 allows it.
     
  9. 2112

    2112 Mu-43 All-Pro

    I did notice in the menu "Lens Priority" option.

    ty
     
  10. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    I have the Panasonic 45-175/4-5.6 & 35-100/2.8 and Olympus IBIS is more effective on every Olympus body I have: E-M5 I, E-M5 II, E-M1 I & E-M5 II, E-M1 II. Real first hand, ran my own science fair experiments knowledge.
     
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  11. 2112

    2112 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Great TY
     
  12. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 5, 2013
    Dan
    That's the kind of information I appreciate. Actual experience instead of common knowledge based on who knows what.
     
  13. doogie

    doogie Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 9, 2016
    Good to know I was wondering the same. I guess the only advantage to lens IS is seeing a stabilised image on the screen or EVF.
     
  14. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 5, 2013
    Dan
    I use lens IS on my 100-300. Maybe I am guilty of relying on ‘common knowledge’, but my understanding has been that at longer focal lengths, lens IS is superior to IBIS. I really haven’t tested it, but I have been very happy with the lens IS of the 100-300.
     
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  15. excman

    excman Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Dec 16, 2012
    Odsherred, Denmark,
    Jorgen
    I agree. My experience is that IS is clearly better than IBIS at the 100-300.
     
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