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IS active or not

I am new to omd e5 and wondered if the IS is active (as long as it's either 1,2 or 3) without the function on the shutter release enabled? I assume it is and it is just that the picture in the frame does not show as stabilised.
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Re: IS active or not

Hi and welcome.

There are two basic settings for operating IS. One is to have it activated only when the shutter is released, so in that case you won't see any effect in the viewfinder. The other is to have it actuated on half-press of the shutter, in which case you will notice a steadying of the picture in the vf.
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Re: IS active or not

Hi and thanks for the prompt response. I assume the first basic setting is default when IS is on and you don't have to go into a sub menu to activate it?
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Re: IS active or not

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Hi and thanks for the prompt response. I assume the first basic setting is default when IS is on and you don't have to go into a sub menu to activate it?
G'day. That would be right. To activate the half press it is in Menu *C "Half Way Rls With IS" which is the last one in that group & the one above it is Sequential + IS Off which is set with a default of being ON which means only the first sequential frame has IS. Ideally, it is better that option is OFF which would then mean the IS will be ON for every frame in sequential shooting (Hi or Lo).

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Re: IS active or not

Thanks Ross, you beat me to it. For interest, that setting is shown on Page 87 of the full manual, which should have come on a disk with your camera.
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Re: IS active or not

Thanks guys. I had read the manual but being used to in-lense IS (nikon d7100) I was used to seeing the image stabilise before shooting. Love the OMD EM5 as replacement for Nikon V1 if only because you can disable picture preview after taking shot (very annoying if you cannot)
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