I recently purchased the pancake from Adorama and was able to get a balancing ring from them for like $11 USDDo I need to use a balancing ring to help balance the 14-42mm pancake style Olympus zoom lens on the X5S? Or is it ready to go out of the box?
Think of it as a utility lens as its strengths IMO are in its versatility not as a quality lens. And while my reply smacks of an elitist attitude my X5S as a platform does yeoman service in getting a camera where I cannot get one normally, quality even with prime lens mediocre at best compared to my Nikons or Sonys.I have found the pancake lens to be terrible in its resolution.
This would seem to me it’s not the X5s/gimbal but the lens making the noise since not happening on other lenses.This lens creates a squealing noise for about 5 seconds upon startup. With, or without a balancing ring on the front. And even after the gimbal is calibrated.
No other lens does this on my X5S.
Any others have this happen?