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Subject: [Leica] GF-1 v. EP-2
From: filippiniaia at (Matthew B. Filippini)
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:55:25 -0600
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Maybe Oly's IS has improved since the E3.  My E520 IS works very very well 
(lots of keepers) with legacy manual-focus long lenses, both handheld and on 
a monopod.  For tripod shots, the manual recommended that the IS be off, if 
I recall correctly.


> From: Frank.Dernie at
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:45:16 +0000
> To: lug at
> Subject: Re: [Leica] GF-1 v. EP-2
> I can not speak for the EP 2 but I have tried the E3 with a panaleica 
> 14-150 lens, which is excellent BTW, which has stabilisation. The manuals 
> strongly advise against leaving both stabilisations on together, it does 
> not work. I preferred body stabilisation off, lens on in this combination.
> The EP1 I tried had pitifully slow AF compared to the Panasonic G1, so I 
> bet the GF1 will be better than the EP2.
> I actually think IS is over-rated. It does not compensate for rotary shake 
> very well, if at all, so in general I think it is a snapshot or get you 
> out the sh*t solution. The E3 was very poor with long lenses and IS on, 
> -very- few keepers. The E3 and normal lenses are not really much smaller 
> than 35mm stuff, the teles are much smaller so I thought it would be a 
> great camera for nature pix when walking my dogs but I got very few sharp 
> shots, either AF or IS not working well :-( Better with MF and no IS.
> Not worth carrying at all.
> cheers,
> Frank
> On 12 Jan, 2010, at 17:24, Roger Rubin wrote:
> > Hi all:
> > Has anyone compared the GF-1 with the EP-2?? The latter has the
> > stabilization in the body. At last nites' LUG meeting in NY we were
> > wondering- what happens if you put a micro 4/3 lens with stabilization 
> > on a
> > body with stabilization? Do you get double stabilization?? I have heard
> > that the EP-2 finder is better than that of the GF-1. Any comparisons??
> > vroger
> > 
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