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Olympus 12mm vs DJI's 15mm weight/Balance

Discussion in 'Photos and Videos' started by Terry Power, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Terry Power

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    First flight with the new 12mm. At the recommendation of B&H Foto, I added a lens hood (Olympus LH48) to offset the weight difference. Also had a UV lens as well at their suggestion. I got a "Gimbal Overload" message and the camera dropped down, pointing to the ground. Do I have too much forward weight or not enough? Thanks in advance. The 12mm is great, btw. Really like it a lot.
     
  2. Jay Baldwin

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    Ah, did you balance the lens properly? I have the Olympus 2, 25, 40 and had to balance each one. Gimbal overload is directly related to balance. I get mine so there is ever so slight nose down and have had no problems.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Dumped the lens hood and the 12mm is level now with just a modest UV lens. Works like a charm. Thanks! I was freaking out just a bit. :)
     
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    Does the 12 call for a balance ring. How's the weight compared to the 15