Hand-holding the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II near 300mm

Started Apr 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP FrankParis Senior Member • Posts: 1,042
Re: Well, I think it can be done.....

Guy Parsons wrote:

The E-PL5 with 45-150mm OIS enabled makes live view at tele rather nice and smooth to frame, the jitter is all gone.

Presumably you turn off IBIS in the E-PL5 when you do this.  I achieve the same thing with all Olympus equipment, the E-M5 and the 75-300mm II, at 300mm, with IBIS enabled and the "Half Way RLS with IS" setting on. But this doesn't help overcome motion blur if your hand shake exceeds the 4 or 5 stop advantage E-M5 IBIS gives you. It just helps you frame your subject the way you want. Your hand-held technique still has to be as steady as a tripod to achieve the same IQ. The vast majority of humans can't achieve this, regardless of age. So tripods will always sell briskly for the vast majority of humans looking for razor sharp images.

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