Some very decent shots indeed Philip, I like the simplicity of the way you
implemented the camera and shutter operation, yet very effective.
I've been considering something like this myself and seeing your pics etc, has
given me a little more motivation, I already have a very small 2meg Nikon
camera which I no longer use as I've upgraded my camera's a couple of times
since. I had been considering buying a miniature wireless camera with
transmitter to transmit the images back but was concerned whether it would have
had sufficient range... not sure how much the plane height would have benefited
the signal however.
Well done... I like it!
Nice pictures Philip, I enjoyed browsing around on your site.
A while back I tried a friends pencam taped to the undercarrage of my
Ready2 and got some OK videos. I have been looking for a suitable
camera to buy ever since so now I have an idea of what to go for.
It's been a while since I checked your site. I see you are still
going great with the model building and aerial pics. My aerial pics
with the Telemaster and the Samsung Digimax 300 have been on hold due
to the abominable heat and humidity here this summer. What little
flying I've done is with my Miss Martha, a real "hot-rod", sort of
But the past spring, I made a number of flights with the Telemaster,
both taking in the Movie mode and still mode. Each flight helped
teach me some of the things to avoid. First, the movie mode
resolution was not very worthwhile except as a novelty, which soon
wore off. Then the single shot mode flights were initially blurred
from engine exhaust onto the lens. Then I turned the camera to the
side. That solved the oil on the lens, but it was tough to keep the
wing level enough to get consistent ground shots. Lots of interesting
cumulus cloud shots, though. Also most of my flights were at 500 feet
or lower, and that necessitates frequent turns to keep it in sight.
All turns or banks thus contribute to the motion blur. So, my final
technique is to aim the camera rearward, and try to hold the plane as
steady as possible for each shot. Finally, got some acceptable shots,
even with the altitude limit.
When the weather finally cools off in a few weeks, will resume. But
in the meantime, other photographic activities take up my interest.
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