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Old Mar 14, 2014, 06:40 AM
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Good job. It looks to be doing the trick.
I don't like the performance of the A2200. Looking for an A640 now, or simular.
--> any updated suggestions for 2014 regarding cheap (ebay) models to use for AP?
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 05:49 PM
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I can't recommend anything cheap, as the Canon line all kind of look the same at the cheap end, and some of the newer, cheap models wont have CHDK yet. So it really takes getting into larger sensor models which do cost more. You might find a good deal on the Sony RX100, but you will need to use a servo. Otherwise the NEX, which your Scarab will probably lift just fine. You should find a good deal on a Nex 5 or so, and get the cheap pancake lens to save weight. Would be better for sure than the A2200 and you can get trigger systems for it also.
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Old Mar 15, 2014, 02:40 AM
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... You should find a good deal on a Nex 5 or so, and get the cheap pancake lens to save weight. Would be better for sure than the A2200 and you can get trigger systems for it also.
Thank you for the info.
Yes Nex 5 with decent brushless gimbal is my end target. But first, get more experienced in flying (total rookie) and taking real estate pictures with this setup.
I found a canon A640 in the meanwhile; it is on it's way.

I am a bit worried how I am gonna get the right composition. I'm gonna go for the 'statistic approach': take a zillion pictures and hope that some percentage is OK. Is there an alternative?
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Statistic approach is the best. I assume you have video downlink? That and zillions of images is the best bet. Once you have things dialed in, you can reduce the image count a little. The 640 will be very good I'd say!
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Old Mar 21, 2014, 09:16 AM
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Still doing tests with the Canon S95

Settings are

ISO 125
1/1000th at F5.6
IS switched off

Cloudy day
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Old Mar 21, 2014, 10:24 AM
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Statistic approach is the best. I assume you have video downlink? That and zillions of images is the best bet. Once you have things dialed in, you can reduce the image count a little. The 640 will be very good I'd say!
Can you set the next to take pix every second like the GoPro?
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Old Mar 21, 2014, 04:40 PM
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Yes, with CHDK, not a problem. Ultraintervalometer is the best script for that. Load up the script in CHDK on the camera, and good to go.

Nice going Geoff. I can get keepers on the S90 series if I work hard at it. But hard mounted I still have issues.
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Old Mar 21, 2014, 04:57 PM
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Yes, the A640 is better than the A2200. About 80..90% sharp results @1/320 - 400 ISO. Next experiment: slower shutter speed and lower ISO
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