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Jan 13, 2003, 01:21 AM
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San Jose, CA Aerials

Here are some photos shot from a slowstick with a timed 370 using dual QC830s in parallel, and of course the aiptek 1.3M Megacam. Camera control via Cam-man mod, many thanks to Mr. RC-Cam.

The pictures are slightly out of focus since I forgot to max out the focus ring before takeoff and it got really hazy. These were shot in the Hostetter and Flickinger area in San Jose, CA from a park about 3 blocks from work. Enjoy.
Last edited by dbx824; Jan 13, 2003 at 01:30 AM.
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Jan 13, 2003, 01:23 AM
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slight bank...

while in lower level flight -
Jan 13, 2003, 01:25 AM
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Intersection of

Hostetter and Flickinger
Jan 13, 2003, 01:26 AM
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trying to see who has a pool...
Jan 13, 2003, 01:27 AM
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more overheads

slightly nicer houses on this side
Jan 13, 2003, 01:28 AM
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Aerial of my workplace

got lucky with the framing of this one
Jan 13, 2003, 01:29 AM
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Last one...

I think this is my highest altitude photo so far ...
Last edited by dbx824; Jan 13, 2003 at 07:17 PM.
Jan 13, 2003, 08:14 PM
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How to set focus

What do you guys use to set the focus? I have a feeling that it can be improved upon but would probably require opening up the camera. Any suggestions?
Jan 13, 2003, 09:55 PM
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Re: How to set focus

Originally posted by dbx824
What do you guys use to set the focus? I have a feeling that it can be improved upon but would probably require opening up the camera. Any suggestions?
I just use the focus ring on the lens. I know of no mod that could be performed inside the camera that would improve focus.

Each camera may be different, but after doing some bracketed photos, I found my best focus just a hair less than maximum.
Maximum clockwise focus tends to make my focus look a little pixelated.

You could also try hooking up the cam to a PC, switch to "live" mode, then aim out the window and play with the focus while looking at the screen...
Jan 14, 2003, 07:20 AM
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Hi dbx,

Check out this thread in regard to the focus questions, might help a bit. Your photos look pretty good though, good job.

Jan 14, 2003, 10:24 AM
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Thanks for the responses

I'll try out those tips and recon the same area. I'll also be switching camera control from the gear channel to the throttle control to automatically take pictures when throttle momentarily is turned off. Should help minimize vibration.

It's raining on and off this week so aerial sortie #3 will have to wait.

BTW, I'm not all that sure about altitude estimate in the pics I just posted. Does anyone with more aerial experience care to estimate the altitude?



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