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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

Yes I think it sounds like IS but the sound is still there if I switch off IS on the lens. Also tries switching off Auto Focus...noise still apparent with both switched off.
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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

Apparently according to Olympus (Europe) there will be a very low pitched humming sound as it has some connection to electro magnets holding components in position,on the IS system. They state that this is a normal function. I have just placed my 40-150pro onto the body and can hear the same sound albeit it a lower volume. Im assuming that is from the IBIS system. This is all in a very quiet room. Thinking about it I probably wont hear anything once outside. Ive just taken some test shots and have to say, its a cracking lens!
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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

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Lens just arrived from London Camera Exchange. Mint condition. However when mounted on my EM1ii there seems to be a low level humming noise from the lens? Does anyone else have this?
The noise is perfectly normal its the lens stabilisation system, you can hear the motor.
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Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

Slightly different tack. When I converted to M43, I bought a Giottos tripod that weighs less than a kilo inc head and which has served me well. To me, that was maximising the benefit of moving to a lighter smaller system.

Trouble is, Iíve now got an EM1.2 and a recently purchased 300mm f4, and with the best will in the world, the tripod is a bit weedy for this combo. Can anyone recommend a tripod which is still at the lighter end of the spectrum but is sensible to use with this kit? Having invested so heavily in the camera and lens, Iím willing to spend a reasonable amount on a secure but lightweight solution.
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Slightly different tack. When I converted to M43, I bought a Giottos tripod that weighs less than a kilo inc head and which has served me well. To me, that was maximising the benefit of moving to a lighter smaller system.

Trouble is, Iíve now got an EM1.2 and a recently purchased 300mm f4, and with the best will in the world, the tripod is a bit weedy for this combo. Can anyone recommend a tripod which is still at the lighter end of the spectrum but is sensible to use with this kit? Having invested so heavily in the camera and lens, Iím willing to spend a reasonable amount on a secure but lightweight solution.
With the excellent combined (body & lens) image stabilisation of 6.5 stops with this lens & body, how often & where would you be using a tripod?
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With the excellent combined (body & lens) image stabilisation of 6.5 stops with this lens & body, how often & where would you be using a tripod?
Occasionally. I accept your points - one of the attractions of the kit - but there are the odd times when one wants less weight and more stability.
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Be careful with shutter shock!
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We tested all three primary shooting modes with the E-M1 (single-shot, anti-shock and silent modes), and found the Silent mode did indeed provide the sharpest images with the Olympus 300mm. Testing this again handheld with I.S. enabled, we also found similar results, with Silent mode producing better images when using a slower shutter speeds (1/125s for our handheld tests, for example)."

[I don't think that has been posted here before, but apologies if it has]
Is that really the case? Silent mode (the heart symbol on the menus) is better than anti-shock mode (the diamond shape)? The way they are named suggests the otyher way round ("silent" suggests an attempt to reduce noice rather than vibrations)
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Silent uses the electronic shutter not the mechanical one, therefore no vibration.
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With the excellent combined (body & lens) image stabilisation of 6.5 stops with this lens & body, how often & where would you be using a tripod?
Let's see, in the past few months, waves breaking over rocks at sunrise, fireworks across the local Bay and mist swirling through trees.
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Let's see, in the past few months, waves breaking over rocks at sunrise, fireworks across the local Bay and mist swirling through trees.
Yeah, OK. I get the point.
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