Using Panasonic lens on an EM5 Mk2

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by paulgul, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. paulgul

    paulgul New to Mu-43

    Nov 21, 2012
    Up until now I've always used Olympus lenses on my EM5 but I'm now looking at the Panasonic H-HS35100E or the H-FS35100E, are these lenses fully compatible with the EM5, or will I loose certain functions. I see the Pany lens have built in stabilisation so I assume I would have to either disable the lens stab or the camera stab.
  2. gravijaflare

    gravijaflare Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2014
    A planet called Gaia
    that lens is compatible with the em5, but since it does not have a physical ois switch, the lens stabilization will be enabled depending on the setting in the em5
  3. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Just got to the IBIS tab in the menu, and there should be a line reading something like "Lens IS Priority". Turn it to "off", and the camera will use the IBIS rather than the OIS.

    And yes, any lens designed for m43 will work with any m43 body. The only functionality loss like you're talking about are the aperture rings on the PL15 & PL42.5, which don't work on Olympus bodies, and the L-Fn button on some Olympus lenses that don't work on Panasonic bodies. Also, Panasonic bodies don't use DFD focusing with Olympus lenses, only Panasonic.
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  4. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    You've got the E-M5 original which lacks the Lens IS Priority option. In this case the IBIS will always take precedence over lens OIS.
  5. sesser

    sesser Zen Master Subscribing Member

    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
    You'll also lose any lens corrections Panasonic would apply for a specific lens. Mostly CA I think which can be handled in post if it's too extreme. I notice it with the P20 on my Oly bodies.
  6. CWRailman

    CWRailman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 2, 2015
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    I used Panasonic lenses almost exclusively on my Olympus bodies and except for the conditions explained above which I found to be all true, I never had any problems. Personally, for the various lenses I tried which I have documented in different threads, I thought they felt better to me and seemed better built than the Olympus lenses.
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  7. paulgul

    paulgul New to Mu-43

    Nov 21, 2012
    Thanks very much for all the replies, much appreciated :thumbup:
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