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Taking IBIS to task - Hand Held -

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by G1 User, May 26, 2012.

  1. G1 User

    G1 User Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 20, 2010
    It has been awhile since I owned a camera with internal stabilization. So, when I got the Olympus E-M5, I was exited about this camera toting the “best” in camera stabilization around. I own 9 legacy lenses, 5 of which would benefit from IBIS. My 55mm Macro, 85mm f/1.8, 105mm f/2.8, 135mm f/2.8, 200mm f/3.5. I am writing this article on using the E-M5 IBIS, hand held so you can achieve results that where only possible by using a tripod. Of course, we had IBIS for quite a while, but, a refresher in “Pushing” the IBIS is always inspirational… I hope.

    Here are few samples...

    The Base Photo at 1/160s
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    Shutter Speed Effects / Posted on my Oly E-M5 Blog by Peter Arbib, on Flickr

    a few to show the effects..
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    Shutter Speed Effects / Posted on my Oly E-M5 Blog by Peter Arbib, on Flickr

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    Shutter Speed Effects / Posted on my Oly E-M5 Blog by Peter Arbib, on Flickr

    I am amazed I can get down to 1/2s (on my Blog post), and still have a sharp photo in the non-moving parts.

    There is more on using this technique on my Blog..

    5-Way Axis IBIS in action
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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Incredible! I've been pleased with the IBIS on my E-P1 and E-PL2 but this is a whole new level. Someday . . . :biggrin:
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  3. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    Looking forward to reading this.Your samples are eye openers.
  4. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Great Blog

    Book marked. Thanks. :2thumbs:
  5. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 3, 2011
    Nice - it would probably help people if you mentioned which lens you used for the images (20mm) as it will save them having to click all the way through to the flickr EXIF which is a real pain.....
  6. toshiro

    toshiro Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 3, 2012
    Yes, the new IBIS is amazing, I have managed to take hand held night shots with 1 second of exposure
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
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  8. sparkin

    sparkin Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 18, 2010
    Lexington, KY
    Post an example!
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