Sony RX10 IV vs Olympus E-M5 III lens combo

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techie takes pics Senior Member • Posts: 1,194
Re: Sony RX10 IV vs Olympus E-M5 III lens combo

tugatomsk wrote:

The Lamentable Lens wrote:

tugatomsk wrote:

The Lamentable Lens wrote:

I believe the 7.5-stop IBIS rating is for the E-M1, with Sync IS compatible lenses. The E-M5, I believe, is rated at 5.5 stops (6.5 with Sync IS compatible lenses, but I don't believe the lenses you're looking at are Sync IS compatible). That's still a lot of stabilization, but not quite as big a difference from the Sony, which is rated at 4.5 stops.

I wasn't aware of that, what a shame... :/ The E-M1 is filled with cool features besides the amazing IBIS but it's also far more expensive.

How can I check which Olympus lenses work with Dual IS?

Looks like like you can filter for lens stabilization here. As of right now, it appears limited to three lenses, none of which sit at the more affordable end of m43 lenses:

1. 12-100 F/4 PRO ($1,300);

2. 100-400 f/5.0-6.3 ($1,500); and

3. 300 f/4 ($2,900).

Well... bugger. I can't afford any of those. I guess I could live without Dual IS, the stabilization stop numbers are still respectable, according to The Lamentable Lens, just not so great.

The remaining question is how much image quality would I lose with the 14-150 lens compared to the 12-100 PRO? I imagine quite a lot, but I'd like to know if it's still usable (like comparing to the likes of a Nikon DX 18-300mm).

It's a shame Olympus never designed the M4/3 counterpart to the Tamron 18-400mm or even the Tamron 16-300mm. I'd get it in a heartbeat.

I own an M5.III.  Yes, the IBIS works as advertised.

I respond to this particular post because I was going to recommend the same lens: 12-100 F4, over the 14-150.   The 14-150 is a consumer lens; the 12-100 is a pro lens.  
The 12-100 gets nothing but praise. The 14-150... ... thumbleweed ... ... crickets ... probably not a bad lens.

I respect that you hate changing lenses. My advice:

- Don't buy an interchangeable lens camera with one do-it-all lens.

- Either get the Sony (according to reviews, it really is that good). Or get the ILC with a very, very good lens like the 12-100. 
Do not try to replicate the Sony.

Personally I never want anything else than an ILC ever again.
Reason: No lens is perfect. Every lens is a tradeoff between price, zoomrange, weight, quality and aperture. 
With an ILC, I can optimize 2-3 of those 5 aspects while sacrificing on the others.
With a fixed lens camera, the producer has made that choice for me.

 techie takes pics's gear list:techie takes pics's gear list
Olympus PEN E-PL1 Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Olympus E-M5 III Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 OIS Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro +4 more
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