E M-5 and lenses . Reason to be concerned?

Started Apr 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
MatsP Senior Member • Posts: 2,289
Re: In most conditions stabilisation is irrelevant

Agree. I had before my OMD a Canon 40D and I only used lenses without stabilization  Very seldom I really missed it. I swapped some mediocre IS equipped lenses like the kit lens 17-55 and the 55-250, for the much sharper Sigma 17-70/2,8-4,5 and 70-210/2,8 (wonderful lens) without IS and was much happier.

Of course IS is a good thing in certain situations with bad light if you've got it, but you'll manage without. Just remember the rule not to use longer shutter times than the FF equivalent focus lengths. For instance if you use 150 mm on m4/3, don't go under 1/300 s unless you have a tripod or other support or very steady hands.

Sometimes I have a feeling that the IBIS seems to have it's own life in certain situations and causes a kind of "circular" blur which is visible on big prints or when pixel peeping, so if the shutter time is short enough I think it might be better to put it off.

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