Panasonic 14-42 Powerzoom Lens - Turning Off OIS

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pannumon Veteran Member • Posts: 3,119
Re: Panasonic 14-42 Powerzoom Lens - Turning Off OIS

Wagstm wrote:

I’ve just bought a Panasonic 14-42 Power Zoom lens. I know there are mixed views about this lens – but I’m very pleased with it. I will probably use it on a tripod at some time in the future and conventional wisdom seems to be to turn off the OIS if I do this.

Older lenses had issues with IS when using tripods. For modern lenses (all Micro Four Thirds lenses), IS + tripod is not an issue, at least not a big one. I think this is one reason why they don't provide IS switch on most lenses anymore. Forgetting IS on when using a tripod will not destroy your images, but it may be possible to see a statistical difference in sharpness.

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