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Buy an EM1 just for MF Lenses? Crazy?

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Buy an EM1 just for MF Lenses? Crazy?
Mar 24, 2014

I have 2 MF lenses, a Zeiss 50f2 Planar and a Leica 90F2.5 neither of which has in lens stabilization.  I use both of these on a Sony NEX-7 (which doesn't have IBIS).  As I'm getting older, I notice that I'm not able to hold the camera as steady as I used to, so am getting motion OOF with the MF lenses.  I can increase the ISO (NEX 7 is bad for this) or decrease the f/stop to get a faster shutter speed, but there's a limit to what I can do to stop motion blur.

The solution: IBIS. Sony, Fuji, and even Leica do not have IBIS. Only Olympus (Panasonic?) has it. So, would you buy a EM1 just for its 5-way 4-stop IBIS?  The EM1's super fast AF would be irrelevant with these MF lenses and so could be a "wasted".

Any suggestions?

 Alohaman's gear list:Alohaman's gear list
Fujifilm X100S Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Olympus E-M1 Leica Summarit-M 90mm f/2.5 Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2/50 ZM +3 more
Olympus E-M1 Sony Alpha NEX-7
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