2/3/5 axis IBIS and Stops advantage

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Anders W
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Re: 2/3/5 axis IBIS and Stops advantage
In reply to superstar905, 9 months ago

superstar905 wrote:

I currently have an EPL5 and have been wondering if the 3 axis EM10 or 5 axis EM5 would give me a better f-stop advantage than my 2 axis EPL5 with non stabilized lenses?

Yes. There's a pretty significant difference between the new IBIS available on the OM-Ds & E-P5 and the old one. The difference between the 3-axis version of the E-M10 and the 5-axis version is of less importance. The two axes (types of camera shake) lost between the 5- and 3-axis versions (vertical and horizontal shift) are primarily of importance in "macro" shooting. In other cases, they don't matter much.

I like the 12-40 for convenience but at 2.8 it may not be good enough for indoor family photo's (not to mention its size is prohibitive, but thats a different subject) unless the different levels of stabilization can make up the difference. Comparing to my 12 f2 and 45 f1.8 as a reference point. If I could get that in one lens then it might be worth ditching those primes in favour of the 12-40.

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