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Discussion in 'Zenmuse X5' started by mikeL, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. mikeL

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    Hi,

    I have upgraded from a P3 to an Inspire which I am getting used to with the x3 camera.

    I have an x5 with the Olympus 14-42 lens on the way.

    Any advice for a 1st time X5 user?
     
  2. DennisR

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    You will love the 5 but you will also need to be able to use a camera. Its not point and shoot like the P3 or X3 cams. If you have never used a camera in manual mode you will have a huge learning curve. You will find a lot of help here on this site. The 14-42 lens is good but has its limitations. Once again, no problem if you know photography but if not....
    those of us that shoot for a living just look at a drone as a means of getting a camera up in the air to take images or footage for our work. The reason we use the better camera is so we get better footage and like a camera used for any pro work, we have to know how to use the camera. The P3 and X3 is hardly any more than a toy but they take good footage except for pro work. All the best.
     
  3. mikeL

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    I am certainly not a pro but I have been using dslr for a few years and happy wit the basics from the camera side of things. Its more the Inspire side of things I am after any advice.

    I have just added the oly 14-42mm lens - which seems t work great but the zoom ring is rubbing on the gimbal - will this cause any issues?

    The balance with the lens at 28mm seems perfect
     
  4. DennisR

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    Sorry,
    I misunderstood. I gathered you were asking about the X5. I have never checked if my zoom ring rubs against the gimbal
     
  5. Phil-RCGeeks

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    Only main things with flying the Inspire with X5 over the X3 is shorter flight time and not so agile.
     
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    fly as much as possible... they fly so differently.