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Old Oct 28, 2011, 1:49 PM   #11
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Mmm, wondering if those lenses were traded in on the Lumix 45-200.
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The 45-200mm is a good lens (I have one). But, it's much bigger and heavier than the Zuiko. Part is due to the longer FL and part due to IOS. The Zuiko does not have IOS and it's 100mm shorter. I find the Lumix to be sharper with the EPL1 than the G1. Perhaps the EPL1 IBIS works better than the lens OIS.
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Hi James

A few more images with the M. Zuiko 40/150. Went for a nice autumn walk and the clouds decided to cut me off from the sun. Came out of the valley and almost back into sunshine (and no more battery). All shots taken with IBIS turned off, resting the camera on solid surfaces, anti-shock turned on. Oh, manual focus too.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/honu_k21/6289537201/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/honu_k21/6289537483/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/honu_k21/6289537681/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/honu_k21/6290056208/
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Well, i guess i did that wrong, the photos do not directly appear. Bother.
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That's OK. They still open up fine at flickr. Nice colors.

Now you know what I always leave the house on photo days with three fully charged batteries. I always wind up going to the second and often get to the third battery.
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Old Oct 29, 2011, 7:24 AM   #16
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I have the Lumix 45-200 and love it. I paid retail for it at bestbuy though :-( $350$
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Old Oct 29, 2011, 9:58 AM   #17
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OK, I'm brand new to the Oly system. What is IOS and IBIS?
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Old Oct 29, 2011, 10:03 AM   #18
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Nice color/contrast, making me anxious to get this lens as soon as I get a bit more comfortable with the Oly menu system knowing how to quickly get to parameters I would often use. I do like the idea that you can size the auto focus box for more accurate focusing.
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Old Oct 29, 2011, 11:30 AM   #19
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IBIS means In Body Image Stabilizer. OIS is Panasonic's Optical Image Stabilizer. So, Pana zoom lenses have IS while Oly lenses don't because the IS system in built into the body. The advantage of IBIS is that you get IS irregardless of the lens (and that applies to old MF lenses as well) while with the Pana cameras you only get IS if you use their zoom lenses.
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Old Oct 29, 2011, 2:25 PM   #20
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Thanks Tulio. In that regard the IBIS is a welcome feature. In my PL2 menu it has an IS tab and it looks like you set the IS to the focal length. I can't find much else out about it in the manual. I thought the IS is done automatically, why would you have to set it to the focal length you are using. I must be missing something here because that doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
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