What is the best m43 for focus tracking?

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Questions thread
Anders W
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Re: See this review..
In reply to clengman, Apr 3, 2013

clengman wrote:

olliess wrote:

clengman wrote:

olliess wrote:

Anders W wrote:

olliess wrote:

I was asking about that exact post. You state that the system only shifts the sensor in rotation about the horizontal axis (which I take to be the optical axis). So does this system compensate pitch and yaw only using vertical/horizontal translation?

Pitch and yaw are corrected by shifting the sensor up-down and left-right. All in-body IS systems do this and work like that.

Thanks. I understood previous in-body systems to work this way, but I had wondered (from the name?) if the Olympus system actually corrected for multiple rotation axes. It seems not.

I don't think you're understanding correctly.

Sorry, I should have said "corrected using multiple rotation axes." You can see from the previous post that I was talking about pitch/yaw compensation (two of three rotation axes) via sensor translation.

Sorry. My mistake.

I think the biggest misunderstanding of the E-M5 IBIS is that it's the 5-axis part that makes it great. The additional two axes are only valuable in limited circumstances and in fact those corrections can't be applied with most lenses. The lens has to be able to communicate its current focus distance to the camera in order for X and Y-axis translation correction to be done right. None of the m43 lenses that I have do that and obviously no adapted lens will either.

Not disputing your general point that two of the five axes are of pretty limited importance most of the time. The main point is that the new IBIS is very efficient in correcting the other three.

But I have strong reasons to think you are wrong when you say that all/most native MFT lenses don't report focus distance to the body and therefore can't even enable correction for vertical/horizontal shift. If they don't do that, why would information on focus distance appear in the E-M5 EXIFs, as it does for native, electrically connected lenses (possibly adapted FT lenses too, although I am not sure about that since I don't have any)?

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