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Old November 18th, 2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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LUMIX 12-35mm/F2.8 POWER O.I.S

Thinking about getting this LUMIX 12-35mm/F2.8 POWER O.I.S lens for the Pocket. My concern is how good is the POWER O.I.S? Is it just OK or is it really really good for shooting handheld?
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Old November 18th, 2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Well it's not a Steadicam if that's the kind of smoothness that you're hoping for.
It does a good job of taking out the little jitters and shake that are present in handheld shots but wont help with big lumps & bumps.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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I currently have a Canon EOS M camera with the 18-55mm IS lens and it performs quite well for making a shot steady being handheld. I understand there is no lens with IS that will be like a steadycam if I walk or run with it. I thought I heard some lenses with IS do not work all that well.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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I did a video with the gh3 and the 12-35mm last week all handheld for one of my clients, the video will be published soon but until then I have no permission from the client to show it online, but if you want I can give you access to it to have a look so you"ll get a good idea how the stabilization works, I only can give you a password for a day before I change it again.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 04:27 PM   #5
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Thanx Noa, I would appreciate seeing it. And what is your opinion on how it worked for you?
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Old November 18th, 2013, 04:33 PM   #6
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I think the 12-35mm is a awesome lens, expensive but worth every cent, it renders colorful and very sharp images and it's stabilisation is good enough, it's not as good as my sony cx730 but I think not many camera's exist that can match sony's stabilisation, it is my main lens when I shoot weddings. For that shoot I did for my client I was satisfied with the outcome, but you better judge that for yourself when you see my footage. :)

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Old November 18th, 2013, 04:42 PM   #7
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Noa,
thanx. I just emailed you.

edit-i also just changed my profile to now receive emails from other members.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 05:06 PM   #8
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just send you the link, let me know what you think :)

Just to let you know, only the 2 close up panshots at 00:15 of the girl her hands where done on a tripod, all the rest is handheld.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 05:23 PM   #9
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Noa,
I thought it all looked very good. I was wondering how much was handheld because I could not tell. Nice work. Thank you for sharing that.

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Old November 18th, 2013, 05:34 PM   #10
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I used a varavon loupe for this video which helps in stabilizing and I also have a small shouldersupport which I didn't use for this shoot but that helps stabilizing even further.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 05:58 PM   #11
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Alex, if you want I can send you some footage from the gh3 straight off the card shot in a dark venue at a high iso, I remember that was one of your worries, no? Not trying to sell you the camera but I guess the more you know about the camera the better decision you can make.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 06:26 PM   #12
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sure, i would like to see the low light stuff. send it to me, please. I appreciate you taking time and sharing your hands on experience.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 09:17 PM   #13
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Don't forget with the crop factor the BMCC is going to be more telephoto / less wide / more susceptible to bumps and handling movements.
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