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Balancing Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm Lens

Discussion in 'Zenmuse X5' started by BManCan, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. BManCan

    Nov 1, 2013
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    Question for those of you that have the 45mm Olympus lens listed as supported by the Zenmuse X5.
    According to the DJI specs, the Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 does not require a balancing weight (no asterisk beside the lens). Is this correct?
    When I attached the 45mm lens to the X5, it appears to be back heavy which would suggest that a balance ring or lens hood would be required.
    Any guidance?

    From DJI SPECS (Zenmuse X5’s specifications, FAQ, video tutorials, and DJI GO | DJI)
    DJI MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH *
    Panasonic Lumix 15mm f/1.7 *
    Olympus M. ED 12mm f/2.0
    Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 *
    Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ *
    (photography only)
    Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8
    Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8
    (photography only)
    *Requires a balancing weight

  2. old curmudgeon

    May 3, 2016
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    I bought one last week. Tried it out with just a UV filter - works fine, it doesn't balance but the gimbal motors have not overheated, as yet. So I'll carry on and see what happens.