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  • Ross the fiddler
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    Originally posted by David M View Post
    Let's see, in the past few months, waves breaking over rocks at sunrise, fireworks across the local Bay and mist swirling through trees.
    Yeah, OK. I get the point.

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  • David M
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    Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
    With the excellent combined (body & lens) image stabilisation of 6.5 stops with this lens & body, how often & where would you be using a tripod?
    Let's see, in the past few months, waves breaking over rocks at sunrise, fireworks across the local Bay and mist swirling through trees.

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  • Beagletorque
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    Silent uses the electronic shutter not the mechanical one, therefore no vibration.

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  • RobEW
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    Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
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    Be careful with shutter shock!
    ...

    We tested all three primary shooting modes with the E-M1 (single-shot, anti-shock and silent modes), and found the Silent mode did indeed provide the sharpest images with the Olympus 300mm. Testing this again handheld with I.S. enabled, we also found similar results, with Silent mode producing better images when using a slower shutter speeds (1/125s for our handheld tests, for example)."

    [I don't think that has been posted here before, but apologies if it has]
    Is that really the case? Silent mode (the heart symbol on the menus) is better than anti-shock mode (the diamond shape)? The way they are named suggests the otyher way round ("silent" suggests an attempt to reduce noice rather than vibrations)

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  • Goon525
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    Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
    With the excellent combined (body & lens) image stabilisation of 6.5 stops with this lens & body, how often & where would you be using a tripod?
    Occasionally. I accept your points - one of the attractions of the kit - but there are the odd times when one wants less weight and more stability.

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  • Ross the fiddler
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    With the excellent combined (body & lens) image stabilisation of 6.5 stops with this lens & body, how often & where would you be using a tripod?

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  • wornish
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    Originally posted by BreezeG View Post
    Lens just arrived from London Camera Exchange. Mint condition. However when mounted on my EM1ii there seems to be a low level humming noise from the lens? Does anyone else have this?
    The noise is perfectly normal its the lens stabilisation system, you can hear the motor.

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  • BreezeG
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    Apparently according to Olympus (Europe) there will be a very low pitched humming sound as it has some connection to electro magnets holding components in position,on the IS system. They state that this is a normal function. I have just placed my 40-150pro onto the body and can hear the same sound albeit it a lower volume. Im assuming that is from the IBIS system. This is all in a very quiet room. Thinking about it I probably wont hear anything once outside. Ive just taken some test shots and have to say, its a cracking lens!

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  • BreezeG
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    Yes I think it sounds like IS but the sound is still there if I switch off IS on the lens. Also tries switching off Auto Focus...noise still apparent with both switched off.

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  • Ross the fiddler
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    Originally posted by BreezeG View Post
    Lens just arrived from London Camera Exchange. Mint condition. However when mounted on my EM1ii there seems to be a low level humming noise from the lens? Does anyone else have this?
    Could it be the OIS you can hear (like so many were concerned with the noise from the E-M5 when first introduced)?

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  • BreezeG
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    Re: Olympus 300mm F4 Pro Lens

    Lens just arrived from London Camera Exchange. Mint condition. However when mounted on my EM1ii there seems to be a low level humming noise from the lens? Does anyone else have this?

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  • BreezeG
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    I knew I shouldnt have read this thread.... just pulled the trigger on a 300mm f4 pro.
    May well be selling my PL 100-400 if the 300mm performs as described.

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  • Walti
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    Originally posted by RobEW View Post
    That's breathtakingly gorgeous. Do you mind my asking - was it in natural light? What lens and aperture? Did you use focus stacking of some kind?
    Natural daylight. F7.1, 1/1000s ISO 1000

    No stacking or anything else.

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  • wornish
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    300mm + mc-14 about 2 metres away.

    [IMG][/IMG]

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