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Discussion in 'MōVI M5' started by Steve Maller, Mar 26, 2014.
Sorry About that lol
Has anyone tried long focal lengths with the m5? I'm curious to see how well it does real world with 100mm
Nice unboxing video. Enjoy the journey, man!
I put a 24-70 on my 5D MK III and balanced for 24 mm. One of the first tests I did was to see how well it worked if I just zoomed it to 70, but did not re-balance. Preliminary results were great. It seemed to handle it quite well. The only issue is the Jello effect becomes far more pronounced. I will need to pan and rotate much more slowly when zoomed in. I will be posting some results in the near future.
I briefly tried my 12-35 at 35 and it looked super smooth. Took about 30 seconds to rebalance.
Steve - the beanie is, in fact, the most crucial accessory you purchased!
I couldn’t agree more. Far superior to the Alexmos beanie, which had an intermittent wobble.
The beanie must be a privileged purchase for M5 owners as I do not see it on the website....
No privileges necessary: http://store.freeflysystems.com/collections/apparel
We balanced the 24-105 at 70mm and it works fine at 24 and 105 even though those settings will have the tilt axis out of balance.
We only did this with a freshly charged battery, so you may find that it doesn't work as well as the battery is at a lower voltage.
My thinking is exactly along this line. If you have a zoom, especially one with a significant weight difference, you should balance it for the focal length you will use most of the time. If you need to grab a shot at some other focal length you should be able to quickly just change the focus, but at the cost of more battery usage. I would also assume that you will not get as good a performance for stability since the motors have to fight more, but that it will likely be sufficient most of the time. The IS on that lens will also help.
Of course...I was looking on Quadrocopter..