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X5..12mm & 15mm FOV Comparison..

Discussion in 'Zenmuse X5' started by Steven Powter, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Steven Powter

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    X5..12mm & 15mm.. FOV.. Comparison...
    The DJI 15mm lens has a zoomed in effect ... Olympus 12mm has a more normal distance... a good variety of choice for different photos... be careful flying close FPV with the 15mm as it is much harder to judge distance ...
     
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    The 12mm seemed to be in focus a lot better. Is this just because of not calibrating it or does it generally focus better?
     
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    That's a huge difference.
     
  4. Steven Powter

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    Yep your right about the focus protorox... i had the same settings on both lenses... personally... i think the 12mm Olympus is the better lens...
     
  5. Steven Powter

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    I was surprised to MrDrone.. looking at them side by side you can see the 12mm is a better lens... the image is not distorted like the 15mm...
     
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    A wider glass will be easier to focus. I wonder how many people will dump the DJI 15mm and get the Olympus 12mm :p
     
  7. Steven Powter

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    I think a lot of photographer's would favour the 12mm... the 15mm would have its place as well ...
     
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    Both the 12mm and the 15mm are wide angle lenses. Technically, the 15mm is closer to a normal lens from a photography perspective. It looks like the 15mm was focused past infinity and both appear to be stopped down past their optimum IQ. I don't think this test should be used to dismiss the 15mm, but I agree that the 12mm is probably a better lens for it's intended use.
     
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    It was not the best time to do the test (just before dark) .. i was more focused on the different FOV.... just had time to grab these 2 takes... the FOV is important to me... as i do a lot of FPV flying... i have a lot to learn on how to get the best out of these lenses...
     
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  10. Steven Powter

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    Thanks Slim... i think it was interesting to see the different FOV side by side.. for me it was a way of understanding the lenses a little more...
     
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    12mm is the better lens for sure, a bit sharper and certainly controls flare better, and the fact you just just manual focus to infinity on the lens itself really helps. I had the Panasonic 15mm version which is exactly the same as the DJi (just rebranded). the 15mm will have its place, but personally I much prefer the 12mm. I even chucked a Samyang 7.5mm on the x5 to try and it worked perfectly, obviously ultra wide with the fisheye, doupt it`ll ever get used, but its cool to know it actually works!!
     
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    @Steven Powter
    Out of curiosity, can you share the f-stop used on those videos and ISO?
     
  13. Steven Powter

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    Sorry mate it was late, i was rushing and concentrating on the FOV...i did not take much notice of the settings.., the light was poor ....not the best conditions to show image quality ...