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Old June 7th 20, 01:10 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Savageduck[_3_]
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I am working my way through some of the features of my new Mavic Air 2 drone, and the capability of capturing quite usable panoramas might prove to be one of those useful features.

Here is my bit of pseudo-suburbia miles from the nearest city.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Work/i-TXTSBfg/0/44109409/5K/DJI_0005-5K.jpg

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Regards,
Savageduck

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Old June 7th 20, 02:14 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Bill W
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On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

I am working my way through some of the features of my new Mavic Air 2 drone,
and the capability of capturing quite usable panoramas might prove to be one
of those useful features.

Here is my bit of pseudo-suburbia miles from the nearest city.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Wor...JI_0005-5K.jpg


I am still amazed at the IQ from that drone. Even though I can’t clearly
read the letters on it, I can still clearly see the stop sign in the middle
of the photo where the two cars are when I zoom way in. Amazing.
No still yet?


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Old June 7th 20, 02:33 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Savageduck[_3_]
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On Jun 6, 2020, Bill W wrote
(in ternal-september.org):

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

I am working my way through some of the features of my new Mavic Air 2 drone,
and the capability of capturing quite usable panoramas might prove to be one
of those useful features.

Here is my bit of pseudo-suburbia miles from the nearest city.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Wor...JI_0005-5K.jpg


I am still amazed at the IQ from that drone. Even though I can’t clearly
read the letters on it, I can still clearly see the stop sign in the middle
of the photo where the two cars are when I zoom way in. Amazing.
No still yet?


I have snapped a still or two.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Work/i-mDgKhpT/0/deceb679/5K/DJI_0014E2-5K.jpg

--
Regards,
Savageduck

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Old June 7th 20, 02:49 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Bill W
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Default Pano with the MA2 Drone

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

On Jun 6, 2020, Bill W wrote
(in ternal-september.org):

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

I am working my way through some of the features of my new Mavic Air 2
drone,
and the capability of capturing quite usable panoramas might prove to be
one
of those useful features.

Here is my bit of pseudo-suburbia miles from the nearest city.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Wor...5K/DJI_0005-5K.
jpg


I am still amazed at the IQ from that drone. Even though I can’t clearly
read the letters on it, I can still clearly see the stop sign in the middle
of the photo where the two cars are when I zoom way in. Amazing.
No still yet?


I have snapped a still or two.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Wor...JI_0014E2-5K.j
pg


I remain amazed. I realize it’s not intended for this, but have you tried
anything in low light?

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Old June 7th 20, 03:03 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Savageduck[_3_]
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Default Pano with the MA2 Drone

On Jun 6, 2020, Bill W wrote
(in ternal-september.org):

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

On Jun 6, 2020, Bill W wrote
(in ternal-september.org):

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

I am working my way through some of the features of my new Mavic Air 2
drone,
and the capability of capturing quite usable panoramas might prove to be
one
of those useful features.

Here is my bit of pseudo-suburbia miles from the nearest city.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Wor...5K/DJI_0005-5K.
jpg

I am still amazed at the IQ from that drone. Even though I can’t clearly
read the letters on it, I can still clearly see the stop sign in the middle
of the photo where the two cars are when I zoom way in. Amazing.
No still yet?


I have snapped a still or two.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Wor...JI_0014E2-5K.j
pg


I remain amazed. I realize it’s not intended for this, but have you tried
anything in low light?


With a ½ inch sensor the low light performance is a bit too noisy for me in the shadows. I tried a dusk/twilight flight, for that the video was OK, but the stills had everything below the horizon in deep, noisy shadow.

--
Regards,
Savageduck

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Old June 7th 20, 03:14 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Savageduck[_3_]
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Default Pano with the MA2 Drone

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

On Jun 6, 2020, Bill W wrote
(in ternal-september.org):

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

On Jun 6, 2020, Bill W wrote
(in ternal-september.org):

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

I am working my way through some of the features of my new Mavic Air 2
drone,
and the capability of capturing quite usable panoramas might prove to be
one
of those useful features.

Here is my bit of pseudo-suburbia miles from the nearest city.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Wor...5K/DJI_0005-5K.
jpg

I am still amazed at the IQ from that drone. Even though I can’t clearly
read the letters on it, I can still clearly see the stop sign in the middle
of the photo where the two cars are when I zoom way in. Amazing.
No still yet?

I have snapped a still or two.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Wor...JI_0014E2-5K.j
pg


I remain amazed. I realize it’s not intended for this, but have you tried
anything in low light?


With a ½ inch sensor the low light performance is a bit too noisy for me in the shadows. I tried a dusk/twilight flight, for that the video was OK, but the stills had everything below the horizon in deep, noisy shadow.


Here is an example of just how bad it can get. I might do better with HDR or stacked exposure bracket. but realisticall, the sensor is just not up to low light stills.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Work/i-GCKKmPt/0/d504f81a/5K/DJI_0002-5K.jpg

--
Regards,
Savageduck

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Old June 7th 20, 03:20 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Bill W
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Default Pano with the MA2 Drone

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

On Jun 6, 2020, Bill W wrote
(in ternal-september.org)
:

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

On Jun 6, 2020, Bill W wrote
(in ternal-september.org
):

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

I am working my way through some of the features of my new Mavic Air 2
drone,
and the capability of capturing quite usable panoramas might prove to be
one
of those useful features.

Here is my bit of pseudo-suburbia miles from the nearest city.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Wor...9/5K/DJI_0005-
5K.
jpg

I am still amazed at the IQ from that drone. Even though I can’t
clearly
read the letters on it, I can still clearly see the stop sign in the
middle
of the photo where the two cars are when I zoom way in. Amazing.
No still yet?

I have snapped a still or two.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Wor...5K/DJI_0014E2-
5K.j
pg

I remain amazed. I realize it’s not intended for this, but have you tried
anything in low light?


With a ½ inch sensor the low light performance is a bit too noisy for me
in the shadows. I tried a dusk/twilight flight, for that the video was OK,
but the stills had everything below the horizon in deep, noisy shadow.


Here is an example of just how bad it can get. I might do better with HDR or
stacked exposure bracket. but realisticall, the sensor is just not up to low
light stills.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Wor...JI_0002-5K.jpg


Okay - last question, does it shoot RAW?

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Old June 7th 20, 03:29 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Savageduck[_3_]
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Default Pano with the MA2 Drone

On Jun 6, 2020, Bill W wrote
(in ternal-september.org):

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

On Jun 6, 2020, Bill W wrote
(in ternal-september.org)

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

On Jun 6, 2020, Bill W wrote
(in ternal-september.org

On Jun 6, 2020, Savageduck wrote
(in iganews.com):

I am working my way through some of the features of my new Mavic Air 2
drone,
and the capability of capturing quite usable panoramas might prove to be
one
of those useful features.

Here is my bit of pseudo-suburbia miles from the nearest city.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Wor...9/5K/DJI_0005-
5K.
jpg

I am still amazed at the IQ from that drone. Even though I can’t
clearly
read the letters on it, I can still clearly see the stop sign in the
middle
of the photo where the two cars are when I zoom way in. Amazing.
No still yet?

I have snapped a still or two.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Wor...5K/DJI_0014E2-
5K.j
pg

I remain amazed. I realize it’s not intended for this, but have you tried
anything in low light?

With a ½ inch sensor the low light performance is a bit too noisy for me
in the shadows. I tried a dusk/twilight flight, for that the video was OK,
but the stills had everything below the horizon in deep, noisy shadow.


Here is an example of just how bad it can get. I might do better with HDR or
stacked exposure bracket. but realisticall, the sensor is just not up to low
light stills.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Wor...JI_0002-5K.jpg


Okay - last question, does it shoot RAW?


Yup! All my stills are RAW(DNG)+JPEG.

--
Regards,
Savageduck

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Old June 7th 20, 07:07 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Ken Hart[_4_]
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On 6/6/20 8:10 PM, Savageduck wrote:
I am working my way through some of the features of my new Mavic Air 2 drone, and the capability of capturing quite usable panoramas might prove to be one of those useful features.

Here is my bit of pseudo-suburbia miles from the nearest city.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Work/i-TXTSBfg/0/44109409/5K/DJI_0005-5K.jpg


So this would be a "flying panorama" rather than a "walking panorama"?
(Obscure reference to a controversery from the past.)

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Old June 7th 20, 10:27 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
Savageduck[_3_]
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Default Pano with the MA2 Drone

On Jun 6, 2020, Ken Hart wrote
(in article ):

On 6/6/20 8:10 PM, Savageduck wrote:
I am working my way through some of the features of my new Mavic Air 2 drone, and the capability of capturing quite usable panoramas might prove to be one of those useful features.

Here is my bit of pseudo-suburbia miles from the nearest city.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Air-2-Work/i-TXTSBfg/0/44109409/5K/DJI_0005-5K.jpg


So this would be a "flying panorama" rather than a "walking panorama"?
(Obscure reference to a controversery from the past.)


Damn! “The walking panorama” we haven’t heard from that individual in years. I could be wrong, but somehow the name “MacDonald" comes to mind, and at one stage he use the name of his sailboat as his posting nym.

I guess that the MA2 produces more of a “hovering panorama" than a “flying" one. It uses a GPS fix to maintain a stationary hover initially aimed at the center reference frame area. Then it starts to shoot a programmed matrix of frames around the aim point, all stitched together by the system, and saved to the Micro SD card in the drone. It is quite strange to watch the display on the phone connected to the controller as its aim moves precisely to capture each frame in the matrix, all without any input in the controller.

The example above, was SOOC without any post processing on my part.

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Savageduck

 




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