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    May not always be doable but the DJI controller allows for a companion controller to control the camera. Takes a bit of the workload down to manageable levels.

    And may I say I am so jealous ... my Phantom 4 Pro is minor league compared to the I2.

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    Morning

    How are you processing stills Bob? Or are you just shooting video? The weather finally broke yesterday evening but the wind came on strong so decided to wait, set the alarm for 4am and saw it was calm and no rain so went out for sunrise.



    I have only taken around 50 shots so far so just starting to understand the files a bit, this was a complete torture test but I don't mind the blown out highlights, the transitions aren't horrendous and on balance, I needed some detail in the trees. I tried this in Capture 1, no profiles but possible to get it looking ok, I noticed too that the files are bigger, seems LR is cropping off the edges, there is actually a reasonable amount still in the edges and corners.

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    Hi Mat,
    I have seen your excellent work on this site, so the drone photography part will come easily to you.
    On my phantom 4 drone the maximum shutter speed seems to be 1/2,000/second so I reduce my ISO to avoid blown out areas.
    The DYI drones are amazingly stable in the air; I am impressed how low a shutter speed can be without motion blur.
    During the early stages of drone piloting, there is a lot going on; but in my case once my confidence as a pilot progressed I noticed that the histogram on the screen was my best friend.
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    Nice shot, Mat!
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    I'm pretty much ready for work now, 8 batteries, the Crystalsky monitor arrived this morning so everything I need, unfortunately it's raining heavily again!!

    Here's a quick pre-dawn shot for a local hotel, not a shot in the shortlist, just a lining up shot but even so, I really like the colour and quality for ISO200 and only 1/20 shutter speed.

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    We've had a huge storm here, massive clouds today and lots of rain, took advantage of a break in the rain and took the drone up. I know this looks a bit extreme but I have actually toned the sky down a bit, looked completely unreal!

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    Afternoon!

    It's time for some experimenting, got the handling sorted out now so need to actually do something creative with the thing.

    This is the very first attempt at doing something I have seen before done really well, this is really not very good but the idea is great! Involves taking a series of shots from road level all the way up to shooting straight down, then buggering about in photoshop for much longer than I did with this shot and you end up with a slightly mind bending view! I need a much better location and to spend much more time on processing but I think there's some potential. Anyone else experimenting and got ideas?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mjr View Post
    ...got ideas?
    A river instead of a road? I've seen the road or railroad done many times. If someone could let you into a really large supermarket with real high ceilings, that might be neat. Perhaps an aircraft hanger with an airliner? Or do you have access to a really big boat?
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    Thanks Will

    I've got the perfect bit of river for the job, will try this weekend, not quite ready for inside shots just yet!

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    Another advantage to this drone is nor being restricted to interesting skies or weather, even on crappy dull days like today, it's good to search out some interesting shapes and objects shooting straight down. Quite like this which I only spotted due to the sky being rubbish.

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    Afternoon

    Sorry for all the posts, there must be other drone users!

    It was a beautiful morning here, 5am at the river.

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    Re: Fun with your Drone

    Very nice Mat . And of course , very unusual perspective . Drone perspective . Haha . I must get used to that .
    I envy you .
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    Another from early yesterday, before the sun came up.

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    great light this afternoon
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    Re: Fun with your Drone

    Where are the images from Mat Richardson ? ? ?
    Only Stanley's images can be seen ? ? ?
    Is there a software bug or am I the only one , who can not see Mat's images ? ? ?
    Regards . Jürgen .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Where are the images from Mat Richardson ? ? ?
    Only Stanley's images can be seen ? ? ?
    Is there a software bug or am I the only one , who can not see Mat's images ? ? ?
    I see them

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    The images are back again as per 8:45 hours . Funny .
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    Corn Maze!

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    Amtrak!

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    Potted plants
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    Grapes in formation
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    Morning

    I've been in the mountains with my reindeer herding Sami friends, took the drone along although the weather was pretty bad, even had snow yesterday. Here's a couple of the landscape..

    Early morning autumn colours.



    Surrounded by rain and snow

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    And here's a couple of the work being done, marking the reindeer calves after herding them in to a sorting pen.



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    Morning

    Not posted here for ages, the drone is strictly for work, very rarely take it out for personal stuff. We had a great storm last week and at this time of year, the temperature drops significantly after and the rivers and trees give of loads of fog. Grabbed a couple of quick shots from down the road.



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    Wonderful, as usual, Matt. What drone are you using?
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    Thanks, it's a beautiful place here at this time of year. This is the DJI Inspire 2.

    Cheers

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    The mums are beginning to color which unfortunately means that beach days like this will be coming to an end
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    Third beach in Middletown, Rhode Island
    Taken by my grandson
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    I posted an image of this Beavertail Lighthouse approximately a year ago, but I was never really pleased with the composition.
    I had an occasion to take it again today...like this one
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    I'm very tempted to get the Mavic Pro 2 now that it has a 1" sensor.

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    Mavric Pro 2 looks awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by stngoldberg View Post
    Mavric Pro 2 looks awesome
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    Thanks. In which ways?
    With best regards, K-H.

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    20mpx camera
    30 minutes on a battery charge
    Fastest speed (mph) on small dpi drone
    Only $1200
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    Which drone are you using?

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    I’m using the DJI Phantom 4 Pro Plus
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    https://youtu.be/YmRqmgUYOuc

    Hawls flying from my Mavic, 200', worth a click
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    My drone is named "elevate"
    Good light this morning on "the Breakers Mansion" and "Fairholme" on the left
    Plus the Ida Lewis Yacht Club dock
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    Re: Fun with your Drone

    Quote Originally Posted by stngoldberg View Post
    20mpx camera
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    Only $1200
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    You forgot 1" sensor, same size as in the Phantom 4 Pro.

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    Don't forget they do selfies too.
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    Path to the sea
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    40 steps, part of the famous Cliffwalk in Newport, Rhode Island
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    Black/white conversion
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    Nice beach day
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    Closer
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggibson View Post
    I'm very tempted to get the Mavic Pro 2 now that it has a 1" sensor.
    Ditto! I ordered the Mavic 2 Pro with the "Smart Controller" but I'm not sure if I'll even get much use with it given the new laws governing hobby drone use. I was hoping to use it primarily for landscape imaging (no video) in local areas where I can no longer hike long distances or even walk on rough trails because of neurological mobility issues. Hoping the FAA doesn't shut me out because of the new regulations.
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    I received the Mavic 2 Pro drone a couple of days ago, but haven't done much with it yet other than testing and reading up on use. I did take a few test shots with it out on my deck, but only put it up about 10 ft. I live less than 5 miles from the Ithaca airport so I'll have to search around for less restrictive air space. The drone is easy to use and I am impressed with the image quality from the 20 MP sensor in the little Hassy camera on board. Does anyone know if this is the same Sony sensor used in the RX100?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scho View Post
    I received the Mavic 2 Pro drone a couple of days ago, but haven't done much with it yet other than testing and reading up on use. I did take a few test shots with it out on my deck, but only put it up about 10 ft. I live less than 5 miles from the Ithaca airport so I'll have to search around for less restrictive air space. The drone is easy to use and I am impressed with the image quality from the 20 MP sensor in the little Hassy camera on board. Does anyone know if this is the same Sony sensor used in the RX100?
    A few more shots from this evening shooting into the setting sun. One single frame and two 3 shot panos.





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    Sharpness at f/4 and on center looks pretty good. Two shot pano. Click for full size image.

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    A couple of shots with the m2p in our garden just a few feet above the plants (the bees working the flowers didn't seem to mind the buzzing drone). Click for original. Still haven't decided where to go for first real flight and some landscape shooting. Ithaca proper is in a restricted flight zone and I'd have to travel to outlying areas to fly legally.



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    Couple more garden shots taken in bright sun with the m2p in 5 shot AEB burst mode. Images composited in LR with Photomerge HDR.



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