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Jun 14, 2012, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Adidas4275
and this is raw? no post processing?

can you put a piece of dust on the lens next time so we can see if it says put

something looks wonky... perhaps the wide angle lens has some bend in it....
7mm is going to do that.

there is a lot of curve to that objective lense
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Jun 14, 2012, 01:05 AM
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next time we need something like 12-18mm .... that 7mm had too much distortion to put this up with the the Zen footage...

this looks promising...

I love that we have such great hardware coming out....

sad that the state of flight controllers is moving much slower...
Jun 14, 2012, 01:39 AM
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Interesting comments on the lens -

It's a rectilinear lens so straight lines will appear straight wherever they are in the frame - there is no bend in this lens - for sure this will cause stretching of the subject towards the edges - In my opinion they are the best lenses for stabilization, I find fisheyes such as the native gopro lens react poorly particularly with tilt.

Next time I will shoot something a bit tighter and on a windy day to see what happens.

Boris - the multi for that test is an AD8HL MKFC2.1

Jun 14, 2012, 01:42 AM
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@ Adidas - the dust, yeah my bad looking into the sun with a dirty lens but at least it helps to check the quality of the stabilization ; }
Jun 14, 2012, 04:25 AM
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Yeah that's what I was meaning.

Cool info on that reticular lens.

I have not seen video with that kind of lens (I'm a little ignorant when it comes to photography )

It does look much better to me than fisheye

If that was raw video then that is as good as the Zen

And it can carry many cameras

Now will be it Zen like $3k pricing?
Jun 14, 2012, 04:32 AM
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nice work booma!
Jun 14, 2012, 05:38 AM
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Subscribed for sure.

+1 for some footage with a longer lens at least 18mm (35mm equivalent)

With some hovering to fast forward or sideways flight so we can see it hold the horizon

Can't wait for an AV130 upgrade ... That doesn't break the bank
Jun 14, 2012, 07:47 AM
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Wow, keep the videos coming.

On a side note, you are a lucky man to have that out your backyard. Just out of curiosity what is the price to live out your way for a home?
Jun 14, 2012, 10:03 AM
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That is a awesome place to live Booma.
Jun 14, 2012, 11:23 AM
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[QUOTE=Sid3ways;21894083]Wow, keep the videos coming.

On a side note, you are a lucky man to have that out your backyard. Just out of curiosity what is the price to live out your way for a home?[/QUOTE]

I wondered the same thing.

here is a place with an ocean view in Wellington thats listed at 990k NZD which translates to about $769k USD
Jun 14, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Booma, it looks smooth and real nice. Did they send it ready to fly or did you change out components on a gimbal you already had. Can you show us the motors and what the components look like? And how does the weight of the rig compare to using conventional servos?

Jun 14, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Haya Seattle - the Photohigher office is pretty close to where I live so I just picked up the unit on a 360 base ready to go - I just added a BEC to keep the weight down but yeah its a bit heavier than the standard gimbal, I lost about 30 seconds off a 10 min flight time but my MK BL were still quite cool. Cheers.
Jun 15, 2012, 12:09 AM
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the z15 still has the edge over this beta version, but the versatility of the mount will be a huge plus. some very interesting times up ahead. if the final version is as rock solid as the z15, well stick a fork in the z15, cuz it's done.

my gut feeling tells me that the z15 will still be better, just because it has been so optimized for one setup.
Jun 15, 2012, 12:26 AM
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I think they will offer equal stability - looking at the test 99% of any instability I see is in the pan - I am going to tune my MK for a harder heading hold before the next test - and remember that pan stabilization is actively on the development slate.

I keep thinking what great news this is for the many hundreds of existing AV 200 and AV 130 owners who are a simple upgrade kit away from this kind of performance.
Jun 15, 2012, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by booma
I think they will offer equal stability
i really hope so. i used to have one of kimberley's early Flypod 3XR-AP gimbals so i know he makes good gear.

ahh single rotor memories... pneumatic retracts! this must have been 5 years ago!
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