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Old Dec 3, 2011, 9:45 PM   #1
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Default Panasonic 45-200mm Arrived. E-LP1 Seems To Like It.

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This lens is better than the kit lens, but still could wish for more reliable focusing in low light and an aperture bigger than F4.

I took a lot of pictures and had a LOT of blurry ones to delete.

Overall......a success.
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Which stabilization system were you using, the in-lens OIS or the Pens' built-in stabilization?

What you need to do is, pick yourself a fast enough shutter speed to use when zoomed to 200mm that will allow you to freeze action better. I often use shutter speed priority when shooting with my 75-300 Micro Zuiko, select 1/500 second or shorter and let the camera select whatever ISO is needed, which might have to be 1000 or higher. That's just what you have to do when using a slower tele zoom. At the magnification you get when zoomed to 150mm or longer, 1/160 second almost always just does not cut it, even with stabilization.

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Which stabilization system were you using, the in-lens OIS or the Pens' built-in stabilization?

What you need to do is, pick yourself a fast enough shutter speed to use when zoomed to 200mm that will allow you to freeze action better. I often use shutter speed priority when shooting with my 75-300 Micro Zuiko, select 1/500 second or shorter and let the camera select whatever ISO is needed, which might have to be 1000 or higher. That's just what you have to do when using a slower tele zoom. At the magnification you get when zoomed to 150mm or longer, 1/160 second often just does not cut it, even with stabilization.
I turned off the lens and used the Pen body IS.

This was a very gloomy day, and I stuck with an ISO of 400, so there was no hope of a high shutter speed.

I'm looking forward to trying it when the sun comes out tomorrow or the next day.

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800iso is very workable with the epl-1. That will let you double your shutter speed.
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I'd let the ISO go up higher than 400 on overcast days. The E-PL1 is capable of very good performance at a higher setting. Easily as high as 1600, but I would go at least as high as 800. I would imagine most of your blurry images were due to too slow a shutter speed for the focal length you were using. Blurry with no detail vs. a higher ISO and possibly some lost detail due to noise filtering, I'd go with the higher ISO setting, some detail and a sharp image.

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The sun definitely does help.
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Thanks, I was being conservative with the ISO today and never got around to experimenting with it.
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