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Affordable octocopter capable of carrying a 5d?

 
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Mar 10, 2014 11:33 |  #1

What is the best (most reliable) octocopter on the market which can carry a 5d? I am looking to spend around $5000-$10000...

Which features should I look for when I am looking around for an octocopter?

I would like to use it for video and still photography.

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Mar 10, 2014 11:34 |  #2

You know the 5D doesnt do video.




  
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Mar 10, 2014 11:39 |  #3

I meant to write 5D Mark II or III.... :) They weigh the same.


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Mar 10, 2014 11:42 |  #4

oharing wrote in post #16748034 (external link)
I meant to write 5D Mark II or III.... :) They weigh the same.

Gotcha. I would think for video a go-pro would make more sense though. The benefits of video from a DSLR (mainly low light and shallow DOF) would be negated by using the drone.




  
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Mar 10, 2014 14:22 |  #5

+1 on that advice, the price you have to pay to get a good quality copter to carry that heavy of a payload reliably is going to be more than your budget. If you are not currently flying these then you will need some practice, a smaller quad desiged to carry the GoPro is where I would start. But if you got the dough this is what you need.

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Mar 10, 2014 14:33 |  #6

I purchased mine on the used market for about that price
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http://www.quadrocopte​r.com/ (external link)

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http://forum.freeflysy​stems.com/index.php (external link)


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Mar 11, 2014 10:14 |  #7

I would look at getting a GoPro sized rig to start with to learn to fly, then move onto a DSLR size rig after. Most of the DSLR setups I've seen have been Hex copters, I can't help you to much with specific brands/products but make sure you look at battery life with the amount of weight you are planning on running, and make sure it's got a good gimbal mount for the camera.


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Mar 11, 2014 10:44 |  #8

sas8888 wrote in post #16748540 (external link)
I purchased mine on the used market for about that price
freefly system
http://www.quadrocopte​r.com/ (external link)

also helpful forum for more information

http://forum.freeflysy​stems.com/index.php (external link)

Thanks so much!


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RileyNZL wrote in post #16750473 (external link)
I would look at getting a GoPro sized rig to start with to learn to fly, then move onto a DSLR size rig after. Most of the DSLR setups I've seen have been Hex copters, I can't help you to much with specific brands/products but make sure you look at battery life with the amount of weight you are planning on running, and make sure it's got a good gimbal mount for the camera.

Thanks so much! Which gimbals are the best? Freefly?

I think you are right. I should learn how to fly on a small rig...


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Mar 11, 2014 10:46 |  #10

gonzogolf wrote in post #16748038 (external link)
Gotcha. I would think for video a go-pro would make more sense though. The benefits of video from a DSLR (mainly low light and shallow DOF) would be negated by using the drone.

I see! However resolution and color rendition may be different. I would love to have RAW images and footage from the camera.


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Mar 11, 2014 10:49 |  #11

oharing wrote in post #16750552 (external link)
I see! However resolution and color rendition may be different. I would love to have RAW images and footage from the camera.

I wouldnt have any resolution fears for video. They have been using the high end go pro's for network television productions with some impressive results.




  
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Mar 13, 2014 00:44 |  #12

DJI makes some amazing setups. Makes sure to start small. it'd suck to crash a 6K copter with 5K of camera and lenses.

some of the medium copters can carry mirrorless cameras lighter and way cheaper rig for about the same quality


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