I’m exploring the world of zoom lenses and thus far I’m loving this lens, my only issue is I need a CS to see clearly my composition. 35mm F/ length: 84, F/9, Ex 1/60, ISO 100. distance from the tree was about 50 feet. Sorry, it’s a jpeg @ 6MB. click the picture to expand.
Is there anyone using this lens with the X5S? I could do with some pointers, please.
Hi @PingSpike, yes still around… just lol. Not flown for ages as kind of run out of local sights to film, then family life has taken over. However, I recently sold the Mavic Pro and have ordered the Mavic Pro 2.
Anyway onto the question, I had the Panasonic 14-42 with the X5S, but didn’t rate it highly due to lots of distortion. It would be great for inspections but personally I wouldn’t have used it for anything else.
I should be back soon with new vids ince the arrives
Are you still using the Panasonic Lumix 14-42 @Njoro?
I’ve been reading a lot of reviews about the Olympus 14-42 pancake MFT and the distortion it brings with it, and most people have since resorted to using two separate lenses (not to mention the balance issues too).
For your use, weight/balance will be the limiting factor as to which MFT (Micro Fourthirds) lenses you can use.
If you research the specs on those lenses, you should be able to determine an envelope of size/weight that it will accept OK.
I’ve seen some, not on that list, that foul the gimbal assembly itself. Albeit only by a millimetre or two. You know me I’m happy to mod most stuff, but even I draw the line at taking a Dremel to an X5 gimbal
@Njoro do you get the on-screen zoom buttons with your lens?