Unsure which camera??

Discussion in 'Cameras' started by Marty Ferris, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Andy are you saying that you can't balance the tilt of the camera on the gimbal to the point that the camera won't move when you put it in a different position with the belt off or just that its a pain to mount?
     
  2. Gary Haynes

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    For these types of situation the solution is the Adjustable Camera Rail.
     
  3. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    I'll keep you posted. Might get to fly in ten days or so. Right now, I'm heads down preparing for the Oregon Senate Hearing on their Bill regarding UAV (ok, ok, so they call them "drones" (ugh)).

    Andy.
     
  4. Tyler Olson

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    Great thread. I'm also looking to get a 24mm lens and wondering which to go with. It looks really hard to beat the 281g of the f/2.8 IS.
     
  5. Alex Smart

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    Hi guys,
    I think Sonny CX 730 is a good cam for video footage its all shot with it.

    On the other side, stills are CRAP. I would never use CX730 if I had to hand in the pics to a client.They have no resolution whatsoever.

    I actually looking for a camera that I could picture real state with, so MPs dont have to be masive but it must be SHARP, If the GOPRO didnt have such a distorted image it would make a perfect candidate!

    Best Regards,

    Alex
     
  6. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Nothing can beat a good DSLR with a good lens for stills. Here is a photo from yesterday at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California. I shot it with my CS8 with 2-axis gimbal (with Radians). Camera is Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 17-40L lens. Exposure setting was 1/500 f5 ISO 100. I use an intervalometer (cheapie from eBay) to trigger the camera every few seconds to take a single RAW exposure. This is the full frame, as well as a crop from the middle (yes, that's me). Altitude was about 60 meters.
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