- Jul 16, 2016
- United States
- Dash Cam
You are unlikely to find any variable focal length CCTV lens with that level of barrel distortion correction. For one thing CCTV cameras have no need for that level of correction and for another, as a varifocal, the level of optical distortion will change as you go from the widest setting to the telephoto setting, decreasing at the longer lens extensions. As you can see in all of the (varifocal) telephoto images in this thread there is virtually no barrel distortion to be concerned with anyway and if you think about it, there is no compelling reason to use these varifocal lenses on a dash cam for anything other than their telephoto capabilities. Anyone seeking a distortion free wide angle lens on a dash cam would be better served by installing a well corrected fixed focal length lens.
I was hoping the new Mobius Maxi would fill the new camera gap but as you pointed out the M1 still has a greater level of massaging the best picture to be had. Why their people decided to go with another camera after the M2 fiasco and cutting short the massaging capabilities of the mother board is totally beyond apprehension. As it is the Maxi falls short of what it could have been because of the executive decisions at Mobius. The above are just my opinions.