DJI X5R – How to balance Olympus lenses 45mm 25mm 12mm

Balancing X5R Olympus MFT Lenses

Depending on lighting and scene we are mostly recommending to use the 12mm / 25mm or the 45mm with an ND and CPL filter. Why? Because we want cinematic slow shutter shots, which means we double the frame rate in terms of shutter. 25fps = 1/50 shutter.

Its important to balance the X5R as good as possible. To do so we use coins at the back and side of the gimbal. Make sure to place them in the middle of each side. On the front we are using Step-Up Rings, Filters and Balancing Rings

Note:
We know there are many ways for balancing – so if you have input for us your are more than welcome to share this in the comments!

 

Olympus 45mm 1.8mm
Filter: 37mm

Primary a photo lens, but good balanced a beast which can be easily compared with helicopter shots (CINEFLEX). We mostly use a step-up ring from 37mm to 46mm. So we can share the same filters as we use with the 25mm/12mm.

GOBE VARI ND SETUP

  1. 0,20 Cent (euro) with tape on backside
  2. 0,05 Cent (euro) on the side
  3. Step-Up Ring 37mm auf 46mm
  4. 46mm DJI Ring
  5. Gobe CPL or NDX

GOBE PL Filter SETUP

  1. 0,20 Cent (euro) with tape on backside
  2. 0,05 Cent (euro) on the side
  3. Step-Up Ring 37mm auf 46mm
  4. 46mm DJI Ring
  5. Gobe CPL or NDX

 

Olympus 25mm 1.8mm
Filter: 46mm

Best lense we ever used on the X5R. Tack sharp and an awesome look. Super stable and easy to operate. Makes a huge different to standard wide angle drone shots from Mavic/Phantom4.

GOBE VARI ND SETUP

  1. BACKSIDE: 0,02 Cent (euro) with tape
  2. SIDE: 0,20 Cent (euro)
  3. Gobe CPL or NDX

GOBE PL Filter SETUP

  1. BACKSIDE: 0,02 Cent (euro) with tape
  2. SIDE: 0,20 Cent (euro)
  3. 46mm DJI Balancing Ring
  4. Gobe PL

 

Olympus 12mm 1.8mm
Filter: 46mm

Similar to the DJI 15mm kit lens. But 3mm wider – and thats awesome for oping shots.

VARI ND SETUP

  1. BACKSIDE: 0,02 Cent (euro) with tape
  2. SIDE: 0,20 Cent (euro)
  3. Gobe NDX

GOBE PL Filter SETUP

  1. BACKSIDE: 0,02 Cent (euro) with tape
  2. SIDE: 0,20 Cent (euro)
  3. 46mm DJI Balancing Ring
  4. Gobe PL
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