On-board the DJI Air 2S

Way back in 2015, we had built a huge hexa-copter (dubbed Dragonfly), its purpose was to carry a miniaturized DSLR camera, like the small but still kind of heavy Fuji X-M1. Including the camera’s battery and the 27mm F/2.8 lens, the payload for the drone was 407 grams. The camera featured an APS-C-sized 16-megapixel image […]

Extending VLOS with Strobe Lights

I don’t know of too many beneficial accessories you can mount on a DJI mini-series drone, but a really bright light could be one. When considering the Operating Requirements for commercial drone pilots, stretching the VLOS (visual line of sight) with drone strobe lights seems to be a really good idea. Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulations (Part 107) […]

Rising from Ashes

When last we left our heroes … Flying a drone was always about photography. Years ago, I built the huge hexa-copter, we had dubbed Dragonfly, its purpose was to carry the miniaturized but still kind of heavy Fuji X-M1 camera. Including the battery and the 27mm F/2.8 lens, the payload for the drone was 407 grams. […]

My Gear

Cameras Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body Firmware: 1.5.2 Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Body Firmware: 1.3.3 Lenses Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Super Wide Angle, Manual Focus Lens Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens A015 Firmware: 2.01 [2] Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM ⊗ 58mm Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG […]