IS with 45-150 Pan and E-PL1

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Questions thread
Guy Parsons
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OIS facts

tedolf wrote:

John Bean (UK) wrote:

On lenses without a switch OIS is always off unless enabled by the camera, so your only option on the E-PL1 is to use IBIS.

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John Bean [BST (GMT+1)]

I thought it was just the opposite-default=ON.

A call to Panasonic might be in order.

Also, queston for the OP:

Why did you buy the Panny 45-150 when the Oly 40-150 is the better lens and cheaper too?


On E-P1/2/3, E-PL1/2/3, E-PM1 and E-M5 an unswitched OIS Panasonic lens defaults to no OIS happening.

On E-PL5 and E-PM2 the menus allow the unswitched OIS to be on or off (named as "having priority", so not sure if ON for OIS means an auto OFF for IBIS).

In all cases the Panasonic lenses with switched OIS do operate properly by using the lens switch.

Regards..... Guy

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