With a short lens, how long of an exposure can you pull of with Oly IBIS?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by flaxseedoil1000, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. flaxseedoil1000

    flaxseedoil1000 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 10, 2011
    Say you use the 20mm or 25mm.

    I'm curious and cannot test since I have a GH2.

  2. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Expect 2-3 stops better than what you can pull off. Is a monopod, tripod, or bean bag stabilizer not an option?
  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    At 25mm in ambient light (strobes would be cheating!), I can shoot hand-held using IBIS in the area of 1/4s with fair consistency. Without IBIS it's more in the area of 1/10s to 1/15s. So 1.5 to 2 stops for me...
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  4. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
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    Yep I'd expect 2-3 stops, it really is user dependent of course, relative to how steady you hold the camera. Sounds like the e-m5 might be even better. With the 20mm I wouldn't hestitate to shoot at 1/10th or 1/8th, and might try a few shots at 1/5th or 1/4 if necessary to get possibly get a keeper.