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Old Sep 1, 2010, 4:31 PM   #21
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Yes I learned that from the amazon review. Therefore I no longer have any interest in Oly lenses. I'm looking into the Oly 4/3 40-150 + adapter comb for $199 or the Pana M4/3 45-200 for $268. Both have OIS built in, I tend to get the $199 comb for the adapter that I can use for other 4/3 lenses and a $268 lens from Pana (usually very pricey) could be too crappy.

The manual warns about heat during video and it has happened twice on me on a hot day. Video stopped after about 2 minutes. I thought it was caused by the slow SD card, but it turned out to be the heat.

Correction: the Oly does not have OIS, seems the $268 Pana is the one.

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Old Sep 1, 2010, 4:45 PM   #22
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sdcs, the Olympus 40-150 will not have OIS built-in. No Olympus lens does. If you want in-lens stabilization, you need to buy the Panasonic 45-200.
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Old Sep 1, 2010, 4:48 PM   #23
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Thank you Greg, I also just realized that!
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Old Sep 1, 2010, 4:58 PM   #24
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The other option will be the panasonic 14-140 HD or the soon to be release panasonic 100-300,they have OIS on the tele lenses
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Old Sep 2, 2010, 2:17 AM   #25
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For its video quality, E-PL1 does not deserve a $800 HD lens, unless Olympus announce a camera that does 1080p/H.264. If I buy that lens, I'll have to switch to Panasonic GH1 or Sony Nex-5; it is simply a waste if use it on E-PL1. To be honest, E-PL1 takes excellent video within 10 feet or so, but becomes very crappy further than that. If this is due to the 14-42 kit lens, then why photos still look perfect? I think it is the motion-jpeg compression that kills all the details of small objects.

I'll probably buy an EVF first, then I can use any OIS lens such as the Pana 45-200 for video, by using manual focus when necessary.

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