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Old Feb 27, 2012, 9:09 AM   #11
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just used the ibis, over the ois if you want your battery to last longer, ois will drain the battery faster.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 9:20 AM   #12
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just used the ibis, over the ois if you want your battery to last longer, ois will drain the battery faster.
Shoturtle, please refresh my aging memory. What do the acronyms ibis and ois mean.
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just used the ibis, over the ois if you want your battery to last longer, ois will drain the battery faster.
most definitely - I learned that the hard way when I lost some shots of a bird I have yet to ID yesterday thanks to the battery going before they could be written. Really two lessons learned, one is I better set the battery warning to be +1 instead of zero and two avoid the OIS.
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Shoturtle, please refresh my aging memory. What do the acronyms ibis and ois mean.
oooh I know this one

In Body Image Stabilization - part of the pen camera - dampens shake at the sensor and is set-able in the menu, there are different levels this can be set at.

Optical Image Stabilization - part of the panny 200mm zoom lens - set-able with a switch on the lens.
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Thanks. I guess I don't have to worry about OIS with Oly lenses. I don't believe they have OIS....correct?
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Thanks. I guess I don't have to worry about OIS with Oly lenses. I don't believe they have OIS....correct?
yes - OIS is on many of the panasonic lenses (I think all of them except the 14mm and the 20mm) because the panasonic bodies do not incorporate image stabilization. This is one of the advantages with the olympus pens, especially when legacy lenses are to be used.
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If you are shooting a very long range low light shot, the OIS does preform slightly better then the IBIS. But for daylight shoot, there is no benefit to us OIS.

But the 45-200 is a very good lens on the olympus. Very good reach in a small package. If you need more then 400mm, the olympus 75-300 is the one to get, the panny 100-300 is not as sharp. The 45-200 is a much shaper lens in the panny long zoom lineup.
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Very nicely done. The 45-200 lens seems like a winner.

I moved from western Massachusetts to Florida in 1983, and still miss the chickadees (my favorite in the yard), and the nuthatches (running down the trees). The most entertaining visitors at our bird feeder are the tufted titmice.

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Nice shot. Did you use the 100-300 for this?
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MacBook - thanks and nice tufted titmice, we get them in the summer too - they've always reminded me of punks with the spiked hair!

I am very happy with the 45-200mm for a zoom. Honestly it is my favorite lens right now, I am still trying to figure out the best uses of the 14mm and the kit lens is just sitting... lol I can see it getting plenty of use for more p&s type situations. I do have to admit that I just purchased a legacy 300mm tamron prime that I am really excited about for birding around the yard on a tripod

A few more from this morning for your enjoyment;



chickadee_20120304 by ramcewan, on Flickr



P3040423 by ramcewan, on Flickr

I don't know if this is a different nuthatch as the one above (I thought it was the same) and the wind is blowing but the neck is much different - there were a pair so maybe it is a female?

P3040422 by ramcewan, on Flickr

And finally the real prize of my morning this beautiful gentleman has decided to take up residence with his mate who I caught the other day.

Of course when he came to the feeder I had auto focus issues and lost a few shots but I managed to at least pull this one out. Did a little autotone correction and sharpening in olympus viewer 2

bluebird_20120304 by ramcewan, on Flickr

p.s. all handheld with some proping on the window when I can, shot through two pain window, w/OIS off and IBIS set at 1 with 200mm focal length
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