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Mar 31, 2021 07:13 |  #691

Martin, I was in a similar boat as you several months ago and I ended up with a used Mavic 2 Pro as I found it to be the best bang for the buck for photo's with its 20MP sensor. There's definitely a learning curve to using the drone both with flying and taking photos/videos and some good advice being given so far. Take it slow, go at your own pace and enjoy but respect every moment in the air. It's amazing how fast you can go from everything's fine to total chaos. GL


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Mar 31, 2021 09:51 |  #692

MalVeauX wrote in post #19215859 (external link)
Hey all,

Really thinking of getting a photo-drone. Considering possibly a DJI Mini 2 to dip my toes in the water. I don't know enough about all the options, other than I liked the size/weight/fly-time and real-world-images I've seen from it's camera and system; interested in stills & video. Suggestions? Avoid? Something better?

Thanks!

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I was asking myself the same questions in December. I have been a motorsports shooter for many years and thought about getting a drone as the pandemic more or less killed motorsports events. Being of a certain age, I see the world in stills, verses video. I decided, up front, that I didn't want to invest a lot of money into a drone that I may not end up liking. After researching all the options (I'm a recovering engineer :-P), I opted for the DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo. I've found that this is the perfect option for me. My reasons are below.

Pros:
- Reasonably inexpensive
- Very small to carry (10"x5"x7" DJI Fly More case with everything I need) meaning I can take it everywhere without a big hassle.
- Great 4K video that allows me to learn video production, processing methods and create cool, quality videos.
- Easy to fly, but as others have said, take it slow! Mine has ended up in a tree once, so far. No damage which is impressive considering
how fragile it seems when you first get it.
- Fun to use and much less intimidating to other folks around you.

Cons:
- Only 12 MP still shots which seems anemic after my 20+ MP DSLRs.
- As others have stated, it's really hard to see. Make sure you understand the map features and the Return To Home options. You WILL
lose sight of it often.
- Drone video takes much more concentration to shoot than a still image. And more planning as you need to think about B-roll footage if
you want a good finished video.

I think the Mini2 is an excellent way to get some experience with drones in general, and making videos. If you decide you like it, then sell the Mini 2 and upgrade to a bigger and more capable drone. If it turns out to not be something you're going to stick with, you are not out a lot of money. Here is an link (external link) to one of my first efforts after about 2 hours of flying experience. Good luck.


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Mar 31, 2021 12:57 |  #693

Thanks all, great info!

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Mar 31, 2021 16:30 |  #694

Grand Dad wrote in post #19216466 (external link)
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I think the Mini2 is an excellent way to get some experience with drones in general, and making videos. If you decide you like it, then sell the Mini 2 and upgrade to a bigger and more capable drone. If it turns out to not be something you're going to stick with, you are not out a lot of money. Here is an link (external link) to one of my first efforts after about 2 hours of flying experience. Good luck.

Thanks for the video share, that sure is a beautiful area you captured. I have to get there some day.


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Apr 02, 2021 21:32 |  #695

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Apr 05, 2021 10:44 |  #696

Flowers Now and Flowers to be


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Apr 08, 2021 18:23 |  #697

Finally broke out my drone again. It's been a while. . .
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Little family portrait. It was too windy at the cliffs to do any shooting, so we grabbed a family photo and moved on.
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Random tidal islet on one of the beaches here. From the right angle it actually looks like a giant sleeping sea turtle, which is pretty fitting giving the location.
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Apr 08, 2021 22:58 |  #698

Scatterbrained wrote in post #19220407 (external link)
Finally broke out my drone again. It's been a while. . .
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Little family portrait. It was too windy at the cliffs to do any shooting, so we grabbed a family photo and moved on.
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Random tidal islet on one of the beaches here. From the right angle it actually looks like a giant sleeping sea turtle, which is pretty fitting giving the location.
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Aerial from Kitanashiro Beach (external link) by tltichy (external link), on Flickr

love the colors of the water and the greens. nice looking place to be.




  
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Apr 15, 2021 10:28 |  #699

Some colors and textures from the Skagit Valley last night


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Apr 19, 2021 13:57 |  #700

Two more from the fields in the morning


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Apr 25, 2021 11:29 |  #701

Finally some color


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May 03, 2021 10:14 |  #703

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May 13, 2021 15:07 |  #704

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May 24, 2021 11:40 |  #705

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