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    Default L1/14-50 OIS Question

    When enabling OIS there are 3 options on the menu on my camera, OIS 1, OIS 2, and OIS 3. My User Manual describes only OIS 1 and OIS 2. What does OIS 3 do?
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    Default Re: L1/14-50 OIS Question

    Got it! Panning mode.

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    Default Re: L1/14-50 OIS Question

    Yup it is for panning. Does not compensate for sideways motion, just up and down. It works very well and was part of the firmware body upgrade which is why it is not in the manual. The firmware upgrade contained a lot of real nice features including easier control of apertures in non-aperuture ring lenses, multiple exposure shots and other goodies.

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    Default Re: L1/14-50 OIS Question

    Thanks. I finally found the Panasonic support site for the L1.

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    Default Re: L1/14-50 OIS Question

    What does OIS 2 do then?
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    Default Re: L1/14-50 OIS Question

    OIS 1 is on all the time and OIS 2 is activated when the shutter release button is pressed.

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    Default Re: L1/14-50 OIS Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_Turner View Post
    OIS 1 is on all the time and OIS 2 is activated when the shutter release button is pressed.
    I see, so OIS 1 is on to stabilize the OVF image, and OIS 2 the exposure? Is OIS 2 more effective then?
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    Default Re: L1/14-50 OIS Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Otage View Post
    I see, so OIS 1 is on to stabilize the OVF image, and OIS 2 the exposure? Is OIS 2 more effective then?
    OIS 2 is theoretically a little more effective at stabilization and might consume a little less power.

    I haven't seen a big difference as a practical matter, but I prefer an unstabilized view when working with shorter focal lengths so I usually have mine set to OIS 2.

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    Default Re: L1/14-50 OIS Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    OIS 2 is theoretically a little more effective at stabilization and might consume a little less power.

    I haven't seen a big difference as a practical matter, but I prefer an unstabilized view when working with shorter focal lengths so I usually have mine set to OIS 2.

    Godfrey
    Not found much difference either, similarly I've just left mine on mode 2 to lower power consumption.

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    Default Re: L1/14-50 OIS Question

    Thanks all.
    I've never owned any IS lenses in the past so all of this is a bit of a learning experience for me after shooting for 40+ years! I appreciate all the input.

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    Default Re: L1/14-50 OIS Question

    BTW, if you missed it when you installed FW 2.0 (you did install FW 2.0, yes?), there is an instruction manual addendum that goes along with it. I've uploaded it here just in case.

    Godfrey

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    Default Re: L1/14-50 OIS Question

    Thanks Godfrey.
    Purchased used and FW v2.0 is installed. I've saved the PDF.

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    Default Re: L1/14-50 OIS Question

    Just occurred to me (since I never use JPEG capture) that one reason for OIS Mode 1 is for when you're using Digital Zoom. It allows much easier framing and camera management with Live View when using the DZ functionality to obtain longer than 50mm effective focal length with the 14-50 lens. I would imagine this to be even moreso with the 14-150mm OIS lens.

    So for those of us who never use DZ, set OIS Mode 2 as the standard mode ... :-)

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