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Panasonic G9 - 4 seconds hand held...Thanks IBIS

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by lecter, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. lecter

    lecter Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2018
    Tonight going back home passing along the river, I decided to test the IBIS of my new G9 remembering what mr Robin Wong did with Dual IS on his review.
    Unfortunately I was with my PanaLeica 15 which is not stabilised.
    Anyway I decided to try and this is the result. Do you think is good enough?

    The focus point is on the right of the bridge looking at that. Almost 80-100 meters far.
    Exif ISO 125 f/7.1 and 4 seconds
    I got the same at 1" - 2.5"- 3.2" and 4"

    Shoot was done standing simply looking in the viewfinder.
    I'm 55 and I like coffee a lot as well as a glass of whisky per day...so, I think I can be happy of what I got.
    I had no chance to test the Dual IS...but I will try

    Photo and 100% crop
    4 seconds with G9 and PanaL 17-2.
    4 seconds crop 100%.
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  2. Cagey75

    Cagey75 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 16, 2017
    Pretty impressive alright, if you weren't leaning on anything
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  3. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    4 second exposure : awesomely done!

    I have to say my 15mm has never taken a photo at F7.1 ... least of all at night!!
  4. saladin

    saladin Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 29, 2015
    Way beyond my capabilities. I'd sway too much unless I could brace myself on something.
  5. iLumix

    iLumix Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 30, 2018
    Well done!

    No way I could do that I'm sure.
  6. lecter

    lecter Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2018
    Me too, but it was a test. Getting longer with shutter speed there was no other way to do.
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  7. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Very impressive, looks like the Panasonic may have caught up with Olympus
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  8. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 14, 2010
    Sharp enough. :biggrin:

    Impressive I gotta admit.
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  9. lecter

    lecter Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2018
    I did another test. This time with the stabilized 35-100 f/2.8 II which works in conjunction with the 5 axes body stabilizer called Dual Due system by Panasonic.
    Here below the results:
    2" at 62mm = 124 mm eq. :) 

    4" at 62mm = 124 mm eq. ;) 

    5" at 100mm = 200 mm eq..... :biggrin:

    1 or 2 seconds shots are easily achievable. 5 seconds is a challenge... I got 1 good shoot fine out of 5
    Going ahead with this technology, Manfrotto, Gitzo and brothers within few years they need another job. o_O 
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  10. iLumix

    iLumix Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 30, 2018
    ^ Well, that is impressive.

    I'm saving my $$$.
  11. ozimax

    ozimax Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 18, 2014
    Great shot. (I'm 55 too and an espresso addict, but no whisky...). I haven't got past 1.5 secs handheld but to do 4 secs is phenomenal. Would a tripod make a better photo? Sure, but usually we don't carry tripods around. The IBIS is sensational even with non IS lenses.

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  12. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 10, 2010
    Kiillarney, OzTrailEYa
    Even if he was
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  13. lecter

    lecter Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2018
    All shoots done simply standing...without any help
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  14. Apollo T.

    Apollo T. Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 27, 2016
    Northern New Jersey
    I spent a bit of time with the second subject. DOF is really terrific. We can see the individual slats in grille over lights in the foreground. The building components several stories up and quite a distance off are also sharp. We can see the small individual lights in the ttrees at distance too.
    All in all VERY impressive.
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  15. Very impressive indeed. Half of it is actually down to the person, so bravo.

    I remember when the E-M1 Mk2 came out we were seeing some crazy long hand-held exposures with Sync-IS from reviewers, but when I tried the E-M1 Mk2 at an Olympus event with the 12-100 and 300 Pro I couldn't get anywhere near the reviewers' figures...
  16. Cagey75

    Cagey75 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 16, 2017
    A lot of it is your ability to steady, even with the best IBIS available if you are shaking beyond the sensor's movement you will get blurred images. But it can benefit even the most unsteady hands. My Father in law has really bad shakes at times, he suffers with anxiety and shakes uncontrollably when it gets bad. He could use 1/2000th shutter speed on a non IBIS set up and still manage to blur a still image. I've had him try the G80, set the shutter to a more realistic 1/50th for him to test the IBIS, and voila! tack sharp image! He's so impressed he's thinking on buying one too, he takes a lot of plant and flower shots as an ex horticulturist.
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  17. Gatormac2112

    Gatormac2112 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 22, 2018
    My hands don't shake, but my body will wobble. Need to work on technique to get these results!
  18. lecter

    lecter Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2018

    This is a good example how this technology can help the people.

    My was a simple test. Obviously we don't need to expose 4 or 5 seconds for this kind of shots-

    I've been surprised also by myself. But simply resting the elbows on my chest and looking in the viewfinder, I was able to stand still for a few seconds.
    We need to give a little more time to IBIS to work in this case, therefore before pressing the shutter button we have to wait a little longer. Even though the led indicating focusing is already on.
  19. uswrdm02

    uswrdm02 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 24, 2018
    What do you mean by the 2" and 4" references?
  20. lecter

    lecter Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2018
    obviously they are not inches......but 2 and 4 seconds of exposure
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