Panasonic Lens on a EM5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by slickh, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. slickh

    slickh New to Mu-43

    Dec 19, 2013
    Will my Panasonic 14-140 lens work well on a EM5? I am concerned if it will be stabilized and any other problems you might know.

  2. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It should work. The OIS can be controlled using the switch independently of the IBIS, just don't have both on at the same time.
  3. spdavies

    spdavies Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
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    Doesn't the E-M5 automatically turn off the IBIS if the OIS is engaged on a Lumix lens?
  4. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
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    No, it does not. The body does not understand lens OIS, so it cannot enable/disable it. This also means that lenses that have OIS but no switch to turn it on/off will always have OIS disabled on the E-M5.
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  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
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    If you have the "Half Way Rls With IS" turned on in the menus (Gears "C") and the lens OIS turned at the same time you can actually see the two systems fighting each other. If you have only one IS system engaged, and particularly the IBIS, the preview looks much smoother.