The Ulanzi OP5 Osmo Pocket Wide Angle Lens unboxing, review and testingThe Ulanzi OP5 Osmo Pocket Wide Angle Lens unboxing, review and testing

Since its launch in 2018, consumers have complained that the FOV of the DJI Osmo Pocket is too narrow for successful vlogging, can this simple sub-$15 product from Ulanzi solve those frustrations?

During our testing of the DJI Osmo Pocket just prior to launch, we wondered how long it might take for a manufacturer to develop a simple, magnetic, wide-angle lens which could alter the natural FOV of this portable little camera, Ulanzi’s OP5 may be the solution.

Retailing at just under $15/£12 this small add-on is successful as far as our testing proves, giving a wider FOV with minimal loss of quality in central frame. As expected the extreme margins of the image do suffer from blur but when vlogging it is primarily the central area which is of importance.

The magnetic fitment means that the sensitive gimbal motors are not forced nor subjected to potential damage during fitting or removal of the lens which is important considering the next point.

We also observed that this lens should not be fitted before turning on the DJI Osmo Pocket, this is due to the gimbal initialisation routine which can fail with the lens attached. Instead turn on the Osmo Pocket, wait for it to complete initialisation and then carefully attach the lens.

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