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 Post subject: Olympus E-510 Question
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:45 pm 
Can you adds a lens which has image stabilization ? So the camera would have built-in and optical image stabilization. Seems odds, but would it work better than only having it optically ?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:56 pm 
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Hi CH.

I'm not an Olympus user but I can't see that working very well. In order for that to work they'd both have to be in sync, which sounds to me as though it would be impossible. Still, it might work.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:19 pm 
Yeah, I have a Canon, but this was intriguing to me. It's odd!


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Hi guys, this was a question also posted in the Olympus forum, and I'm pleased to report I have the answer!

I have the Leica D 14-50mm lens with stabilisation and tried it on the E-510 - I'm not going to spoil our forthcoming article about it, but basically, it was less effective than just using one system.

Look out for our article soon!

Gordon


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:15 am 
Gordon Laing wrote:
I'm not going to spoil our forthcoming article about it, but basically, it was less effective than just using one system.

That confirms what I've been reading on the net - the two stabilization systems must be aware of one another and coordinate their actions to provide more stops than each system alone... otherwise they may (partially) cancel each other's actions...

That's why that rumour about a new Nikon VR III + OBS (on board stabilization?) that could _supposedly_ provide together 5.5 stops advantage inflamed the spirits on another forum, not so long ago :wink:

Looking forward to your review Gordon!

Darrin


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Hi everyone, as promised, I tried the Leica stabilised lens with the E-510 and this is what happened:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olymp ... 50mm.shtml

Gordon


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:13 pm 
Good job Gordon!

Darrin


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:33 pm 
Just a question about IS that I haven't yet been able to find an answer for.

I understand that if you turn the camera off while IS is activated, it makes a shuddering sound while the sensor is 'parked' into its resting position, but when I turn IS off from the Menu while keeping the camera on, there is no similar sound (either then or when I later turn the camera itself off).

Does anybody know what's happening inside that leads to these different results while turning IS off in these different ways?

Thanks,


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Hi Jim, welcome to the Cameralabs forums!

That's a really good point!

I'll ask Olympus and see what they say...

I personally felt that judder was a bit excessive just to 'park' the system.

Gordon


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