Yuneec Please tell us which Lenses will balance Properly

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  1. peterbright

    peterbright Member

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    The GB 603 gimbal will only tolerate certain weight/length/body diameter lenses. We need to know which ones will work. My 42.5 mm Panasonic works. My 14 mm Panasonic is not heavy enough. I have to add weight. My 20 mm Panasonic is too wide to fit through the GB 603 opening.
     
  2. EdRobertson

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    Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 Lens (Black)
     
  3. EdRobertson

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    Here is a video I did with my H920 and the lens I listed.
     
  4. mrburns

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    Yuneec are working on how to overcome this easily.
     
  5. peterbright

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    I solved the problem with the Panasonic 14 mm lens by adding a lens hood and then adding weight to the hood. The 12 mm Olympus M Zuiko weighs 5.9 ounces and the 14 mm Panasonic weighs only 1.9 ounces bare. Luckily the Panasonic 42.5 mm lens weighs 5.9 ounces the same as the one in the video.
     
  6. EdRobertson

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    I also added a lens hood to mine. It improved the video quality when I shoot towards the sun. I do have a problem getting the video to turn on with a touch of the button. You?
     
  7. peterbright

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    I use a CGO4 in the air and the GH4 on the ground. I use the Panasonic Image app to control the camera remotely through my Samsung Note 2 Mini mounted to the Pro Action.
     
  8. KerryG

    KerryG New Member

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    The following lenses should work well, some simple balancing with step-up rings and UV or ND filters will help:
    Olympus 12mm, Panasonic 15mm, Olympus 17mm, Olympus 25mm, Olympus 45mm
     
  9. Mike Ronesia

    Mike Ronesia New Member

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    Good to here the 42.5 works. I sold my 45 1.8 a few months back when I didn't think I had a use for it, and now need to replace it but would rather get the 42.5 which tests sharper.
     
  10. Mike Ronesia

    Mike Ronesia New Member

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    Mine came yesterday and the 20 f1.7 seems to balance nicely on it.
     
  11. giova36

    giova36 New Member

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    Hello everybody!
    Can you confirm that the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 fits ok on the GB603?
    Also, do we know what is the weight limit on the gimbal?
    Did someone ever tried to cut out the GB603 lens opening so that also wider lenses could fit? Do you think it would work? I'm very frustrated with this gimbal cage and its senseless limitation, for all it costs it should allow some degree of compatibility, what good it is a 12mm lens on the Proaction?!
    Thanks for any help you can give guys!
     
  12. PatR

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    I'm considering the purchase of a 920, and having some experience with DIY systems I would think some experimentation with different lenses while allowing for balance off set weights might provide increased flexibility. Once we own something what we do with it is up to us. Why wait for permission?
     
  13. giova36

    giova36 New Member

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    Before venturing in the "unknown" I'd like to have some feedbacks from someone who's already gone down that road. We are talking of expensive stuff here and before rendering it unusable and therefore "unsellable" (in case it proves useless to me), I'd like to be as sure as possible. Though, it seems that not much experimenting has been done with the H920...will post any results if I decide to go ahead.
     
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