VR with non-native lenses

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by JoeG, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. JoeG

    JoeG Mu-43 Regular

    Forgive me if this has been discussed before, but does the vibration reduction of a second-party VR lens work on Panasonics? That is, could you use a Canon or Nikon VR lens with an adapter and have the vibration reduction work?

  2. DavidB

    DavidB Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 7, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Short answer on the Nikon VR end: nope, I don't think so. The Nikon body is involved in the VR feedback.
    On the Canon IS end: not sure, but I would be surprised if it worked!
    Not sure what the situation is with Sigma OS lenses (although none of their 4/3 lenses have OS).
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  3. Novaron

    Novaron Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 3, 2010
    Falls Church VA
    I would think no, because there is nothing to permit the stabilization feature on the Canon lens to electronically communicate with the Panasonic body. I also would not use Canon EOS lenses on a mu4-3 body because no way to control aperature since so aperature ring on the lens.
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