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Old 19th December 2007
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Question E-3 IS and Lens IS

Not sure if anyone has asked this before but does anyone know how in-camera IS reacts to in-lens IS?

I have just obtained a Leica 14-50mm f2.8-3.5 lens as part of a package with the DMC-L1 (which I will sell although part of me really likes the retro feel - lots of analogue switches). Now this lens has the Panasonic Mega OIS. So what will happen when I use it with my E-3?

There are four situations:
  1. Both Off - No IS
  2. E-3 on / OIS off - should behave like any other E-3 lens
  3. E-3 off / OIS on - should use the IS in the lens - needs testing?
  4. E-3 on / OIS on - will it be super stabilised or completely unstable???

Will try to do some experriments at the weekend, but wondered if anyone have any experience with either the E-3 or E-510.
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Re: E-3 IS and Lens IS

I haven't tried this, but logic would say that options 1-3 should work as you suggest, but wouldn't option 4 leave each system trying to compensate for the other - i.e. a shambles!

It'll be interesting to find out what actually happens.

Andrew
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Re: E-3 IS and Lens IS

This test has been done and an interesting video posted on Youtube. The results are quite interesting to watch


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Re: E-3 IS and Lens IS

Excellent link, Andy - many thanks. It appeared to me that the in-camera stabilisation was marginally more effective than the in-lens. Once I've seen the proof on my 70-300 (yet to be collected , I suspect I'll be able to trust the 510 even if I don't see the stabilisation in the viewfinder.

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Old 19th December 2007
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Re: E-3 IS and Lens IS

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This test has been done and an interesting video posted on Youtube. The results are quite interesting to watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPdy52mR6Io

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Thanks for the link Andy. Its certainly worth viewing and reading the comments.

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Old 20th December 2007
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Re: E-3 IS and Lens IS

Thanks Andy - a really useful video that completely answers my original question. Either work but both together is chaos.

In an unprecedented move I have just read the manual (shock, horror!) and it does say (in both E-510 and E-3 manuals) that when using an image stabilised lens then either turn off the lens or the camera IS.

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