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Forum: Eye of the camera 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
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Posted By Ian
Re: Some birds from the Philippines

Thanks Garry - here's another:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P4090171.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/98534)

I was particularly fortunate with the bee-eaters as...
Forum: Eye of the camera 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By Ian
Some birds from the Philippines

I'm not really a bird photographer but I was with my family in the Philippines for a couple of weeks earlier in the month and sometimes the birds simply beg to be photographed :)

So here are a few...
Forum: DPNow noticeboard 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Ian
Ongoing site problems - sorry!

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry if you have had problems accessing the site today. We are experiencing some server issues and our hosting company is investigating.

Hopefully a fix will be found soon...
Forum: General discussion 28-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

You can get something like a Bayangtoys X16 GPS drone (there is a non-GPS cheaper one so beware) for around $125 and a cheap powered gimbal for another $40. Something like this:
...
Forum: General discussion 28-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

I'm a big fan of buy from outlet stores and refurbished items. We bought a new 'refurb' Dyson few weeks ago from the Dyson outlet store on eBay - the best discount price was 299, the refurb price...
Forum: Assignments and challenges 28-02-18
Replies: 478
Views: 21,234
Posted By Ian
Re: My Image of the Day

Hardly anything here - it's very cold and there are short flurries but it seems to blow away again.

Ian
Forum: General discussion 28-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

I didn't think they made camcorders any more :)

Ian
Forum: General discussion 27-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

How about this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-43211190/handbag-drones-light-up-milan-catwalk

Ian
Forum: General discussion 26-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

Videos in posts are now working again :)

Ian
Forum: General discussion 26-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

It could boil down to messing around with ISO settings and ND filters to moderate the shutter speed!

Ian
Forum: General discussion 26-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

Been doing some learning :) Ideally the shutter speed of the camera should be double that of the frame rate to ensure natural looking motion, so at 24 fps you should have a shutter speed of 1/48th,...
Forum: General discussion 25-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

That's interesting, Ron :) The cost of drones has really come down now. You can get a GPS quadcopter with auto-hover and return to home, with a simple camera, for under 50 (Chinese supplier) like...
Forum: General discussion 25-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

Absolutely - to me one of the fun things is making something that works really well with limited resources. I was all set to buy a Bayangtoys X16 GPS quadcopter and a cheap 30 powered gimbal and...
Forum: General discussion 25-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

The main disadvantage of the Yi cameras is that they aren't waterproof without the housing, which is an optional extra, though bundles with the casing are available. The Yi Lite is very good but the...
Forum: General discussion 25-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

I'm currently testing a couple of GoPro rivals from Yi - the Yi Lite (100 with waterproof case) and Yi 4K (180 with waterproof case). GoPros now look very over-priced! The Yi 4K even records stills...
Forum: General discussion 24-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

I would be patient - I got mine really cheap. scan.co.uk got a consignment of Dobbies in last month and were selling them for 129 with a second battery. They sold out fast :) The best price I see...
Forum: General discussion 24-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

I'm still getting to grips with the Dobby. Its short flying time and my teething problems with the compass calibration mean I haven't done a lot in the way of photos and video with it. I have...
Forum: General discussion 23-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

Yes, I'm taking the family to my Mum's home town in the Philippines (Leyte) and there are several coral islands quite close by (from as little as a 20 minute boat ride). I just hope that it won't be...
Forum: General discussion 22-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

Yes it's semi-autonomous so it uses its sensors to remain stable. It doesn't have collision avoidance sensors like more expensive drones, though, so if I'm careless it could get stuck in a tree or...
Forum: General discussion 22-02-18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian
Anyone explored camera drones?

I've already covered this subject over on the e-group forum but I thought I'd canvass opinions here as well :)

I have acquired a Zerotech Dobby drone. This is what it looks like (picture heavy!):...
Forum: Ink jet photo printers and printing 08-01-18
Replies: 28
Views: 21,877
Posted By Ian
Re: How happy am I with DIY photo printing?

DIY printing is very satisfying when you get it right. It's also very flexible as you can choose a print size for almost any requirement. But it does require some patience and perseverance. My Epson...
Forum: DSLR and other system camera discussion 08-01-18
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By Ian
Camera environmental sealing test

Imaging Resource have done a rain and mist ingress resistance test on four cameras from Nikon, Olympus, Sony and Canon - the Sony didn't do very well:
...
Forum: Eye of the camera 19-12-17
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Ian
Christmas is less than a week away!

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/547/PC090019.jpg (http://dpnow.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/34430)

But this guy has seen a few already :) This was taken at a Christmas street market in Quezon...
Forum: Eye of the camera 24-11-17
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Ian
Re: Tatoosh

I have to say that if I was a billionaire, boats would be very low down on the wish list for me :)

Planes, on the other hand... :D

Ian
Forum: Assignments and challenges 14-11-17
Replies: 478
Views: 21,234
Posted By Ian
Re: My Image of the Day

Hi Audrey, you should have extra gallery space now. Do let me know if, for some reason, it hasn't worked.

Ian
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