Thanks, Bill. That is good information, and gives me a lot t0 think about.
On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 9:54 PM, William Robb <anotherdrunken...@gmail.com>
> On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 1:38 PM Daniel J. Matyola <danmaty...@gmail.com>
> > Does anyone on the list use a drone for photography. If so, shat do you
> > have, how do you use it and what do you recommend?
> Hi Dan, I occasionally fly a DJI Phantom 3 drone. It’s a small quadcopter
> with a fairly small Sony backlit sensor and a pretty wide angle lens. It
> isn’t a fisheye, but it’s close. They do well as a flying big landscape
> camera. Mine is 12Mp.
> Think point and shoot with wings.
> They are limited by their small size. They aren’t stable enough for a long
> lens and can’t haul a bigger camera into the air. They are stupidly easy to
> fly, and will generally return to home automatically if it senses the need.
> Try to make your outward flight into the wind. That way the plane won’t
> have to fight the wind coming home.
> From a photography perspective, all of the Phantom class copters will have
> about the same abilities, the limitation being the small size.
> I think there isn’t much in between Phantom sized and big load carrying
> machines. The big ones, such as the DJI 1000 series can carry a full sized
> DSLR into the air. The price of admission is north of 10 grand. They can be
> upwards of 2 meters tip to tip, and have 8 rotors. They have the advantage,
> photographically, of being able to carry a bigger payload. Another
> advantage ir motor redundancy. If a quadcopter loses a motor, it crashes.
> If an octocopter loses one, the pilot should probably turn for home, but
> even if two motors go down, the machine will probably make it home.
> As more and more areas become no fly zones, it is getting harder and harder
> to fly them at all, much less legally. The machines know where they are and
> have regions prorammned in where they won’t fly.
> It’s possible to thwart this technology, which is why they show up beside
> airliners from time to time.
> > TIA, Dan
> > Dan Matyola
> > http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola
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