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Old Feb 3, 2010, 8:17 PM   #11
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Very true.

But the short focal length lenses do not need IS as badly. None of my canon primes have IS. Only my zooms. So it is a give and take. Faster AF, or IS with everything between the gf1 and pen's
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It is good to have when shooting video. It makes a big difference in the amount of camera shaking. Also, since the 20mm is good in low light, as the shutter speed drops, having the IS helps keep the ISO low (these cameras do not handle high ISO as well as a normal DSLR).
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The GF1 or epl1 would not be my first choice for low light. It is ideally suite for the task of a travel camera, with lens options. And if low light is a concern, the flash would be employed. It is a give and take. And what it gives fits my needs perfectly, and I have a t1i for what it takes away. April when they arrive, I shall get one. Now just need to see what canon has up their sleeves.
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Old Feb 3, 2010, 8:35 PM   #14
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Even the Lumix 20mm does not have OIS.
Did you ever see a wide angle with (unnecessary!) OIS?
Are you an 99-years old, hard drinking hand trembling man ?
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Old Feb 3, 2010, 8:48 PM   #15
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LOL

That is why Oly dslr will never be gone, they are the lightest and have in body IS. Way easier for older hard drinking users.
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Old Feb 4, 2010, 1:23 AM   #16
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Did you ever see a wide angle with (unnecessary!) OIS?
Are you an 99-years old, hard drinking hand trembling man ?
Having IS never hurts, particularly when you have a camera that has movie capabilities. I was never fond of brands that choose to deploy IS in the lens vs. in the body. As a consumer, I want to pay for IS once and be able to take advantage of it with every single lens I choose.
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Old Feb 4, 2010, 7:18 AM   #17
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I've both - Oly (510) and Pana (GH1)
Summa summarum GH1 is the better one ... muuuuch better!
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Old Feb 4, 2010, 11:43 AM   #18
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I agree. I had the E510 and I currently have the G1. The E510 produced excellent pictures but I had a hard time dealing with its limited DR, reason why I sold it. But, the difference between the two cameras, which makes the G1 a better one has nothing to do with IS but with features, functionality and improved DR. The thing is, if I still had the Zuiko 70-300mm, there is no way I'd be able to shoot at 300mm with the G1 w/o a tripod. But this same lens worked beautifully on the E510 hand-held.
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Did you ever see a wide angle with (unnecessary!) OIS?
Are you an 99-years old, hard drinking hand trembling man ?
What was that again...? I guess there's now a lot of 99 year-old trembling Nikon users out there to go with us Olympus users who have been using the 7-14 and 9-18 Zuikos, for a while, with stabilization..

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10...on16mm35mm.asp

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Good one, Greg.
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