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Using the Portrait lens. 5 shot HDR and a 3x 5 shot HDR Pano of our hometown this evening. How the color in the sky changed . Its still bright here at 11 PM "Long Days"

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6-22 14:13
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Fantastic stuff! Will be using the Mini 3 Pro a lot like this, gives you much better image quality than a single shot as long as you can move in enough with the portrait lens to get to the desired vertical framing.

Is this manual HDR (External) or does the Mini 3 pro have HDR capability with stills? Manual kind of says HDR only available for pure Auto images?

6-22 14:36
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The drone has only one lens and there's no portrait lens.
You rotated the camera to shoot in portrait format.
6-22 14:41
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Labroides Posted at 6-22 14:41
The drone has only one lens and there's no portrait lens.
You rotated the camera to shoot in portrait format.

Yes your correct, looks like your getting up for an hour everyday
6-22 14:46
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Bussty Posted at 6-22 14:36
Fantastic stuff! Will be using the Mini 3 Pro a lot like this, gives you much better image quality than a single shot as long as you can move in enough with the portrait lens to get to the desired vertical framing.

Is this manual HDR (External) or does the Mini 3 pro have HDR capability with stills? Manual kind of says HDR only available for pure Auto images?

Its just AEB converted to HDR in post. The AEB works as it should. Those black lines seem to be gone in PS so hoping DJI fixed their DNG file.
6-22 14:49
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Labroides Posted at 6-22 14:41
The drone has only one lens and there's no portrait lens.
You rotated the camera to shoot in portrait format.

Wow amazing it can do that, who would have thought?
6-22 14:49
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Bussty Posted at 6-22 14:36
Fantastic stuff! Will be using the Mini 3 Pro a lot like this, gives you much better image quality than a single shot as long as you can move in enough with the portrait lens to get to the desired vertical framing.

Is this manual HDR (External) or does the Mini 3 pro have HDR capability with stills? Manual kind of says HDR only available for pure Auto images?

Is this manual HDR (External) or does the Mini 3 pro have HDR capability with stills? Manual kind of says HDR only available for pure Auto images?
Obviously if you lock down the ISO and Shutter Speed and the aperture is fixed, there's nothing for the camera to adjust to bracket the exposure values.
6-22 14:50
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Bussty Posted at 6-22 14:49
Wow amazing it can do that, who would have thought?

Obviously not people who think the drone has a portrait lens.
6-22 14:57
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hallmark007 Posted at 6-22 14:49
Its just AEB converted to HDR in post. The AEB works as it should. Those black lines seem to be gone in PS so hoping DJI fixed their DNG file.

Nice, so is AEB like on my Olympus OMD? Using that on Manual you can work out with the over exposure warning the least manual exposure to capture highlights then to take the 5 shot sequence (0.7 stops gap) I open up 1.4 stops (or as close as I can) then run the AEB on those settings. That makes sure my fastest exposure just captures the brightest tone and I capture the maximum shadow detail?
6-22 14:59
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Bussty Posted at 6-22 14:59
Nice, so is AEB like on my Olympus OMD? Using that on Manual you can work out with the over exposure warning the least manual exposure to capture highlights then to take the 5 shot sequence (0.7 stops gap) I open up 1.4 stops (or as close as I can) then run the AEB on those settings. That makes sure my fastest exposure just captures the brightest tone and I capture the maximum shadow detail?

Yes thats the principal of AEB.
6-22 15:09
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Bussty Posted at 6-22 14:36
Fantastic stuff! Will be using the Mini 3 Pro a lot like this, gives you much better image quality than a single shot as long as you can move in enough with the portrait lens to get to the desired vertical framing.

Is this manual HDR (External) or does the Mini 3 pro have HDR capability with stills? Manual kind of says HDR only available for pure Auto images?

Are you actually going to get the drone or  are you going to keep talking hypotheticals?
6-22 15:21
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Labroides Posted at 6-22 14:41
The drone has only one lens and there's no portrait lens.
You rotated the camera to shoot in portrait format.

I think we all know what he meant grumps.
6-22 15:21
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Really cool portrait shots hallmark!
6-22 15:22
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Looking good hallmark!!
6-22 15:23
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Skyhigh16 Posted at 6-22 15:21
Are you actually going to get the drone or  are you going to keep talking hypotheticals?

Well funny you should say but there is a text message saying delivery today so sounds like it might be real.
6-22 15:39
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Hello there hallmark007. Good day and thank you for posting these beautiful aerial photos that you have captured. Great shot and keep flying. .
6-22 20:21
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Great images. I've yet to try out portrait mode - only had the drone for two days yet, and one battery for now.
6-22 21:27
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Labroides Posted at 6-22 14:57
Obviously not people who think the drone has a portrait lens.

I knew what he meant and so did you. And if you want to be that pedantic when it is shooting in portrait mode it is indeed a portrait lens so pick the bones out of that
6-22 22:16
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Bigplumbs Posted at 6-22 22:16
I knew what he meant and so did you. And if you want to be that pedantic when it is shooting in portrait mode it is indeed a portrait lens so pick the bones out of that

It's not a portrait lens and it's not being pedantic to point out photographic terms being flagrantly misused.
Correct terminology matters.

He mentioned using the portrait lens like there was a choice of lenses to pick from.
Everyone should know that there's only one lens on that drone, so why mention the portrait lens?
It was extremely sloppy wording from someone that makes out that he's an accomplished photographer, and then echoed by another.

Real photographers know that a portrait lens is a short telephoto, not the very wideangle lens that the drone has.
6-23 00:07
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Labroides Posted at 6-23 00:07
It's not a portrait lens and it's not being pedantic to point out photographic terms being flagrantly misused.
Correct terminology matters.

Just because you interpret his comment incorrectly does not make him wrong.

And pointing out photography terms is most deffo being pedantic and also nurdish to boot oh and also trying to be a clever dick.

It is certainly a Portrait lens to me when in portrait configuration
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Labroides Posted at 6-23 00:07
It's not a portrait lens and it's not being pedantic to point out photographic terms being flagrantly misused.
Correct terminology matters.

What is a real Photographer. Is it one of those twits with a huge grey lens on their camera taking loads of shots most out of focus cos they take it off Auto and dont know what they are doing.
6-23 00:17
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Bigplumbs Posted at 6-23 00:16
Just because you interpret his comment incorrectly does not make him wrong.

And pointing out photography terms is most deffo being pedantic and also nurdish to boot oh and also trying to be a clever dick.

And with those words, you showed that you are someone eminently worth ignoring.

6-23 01:46
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Bigplumbs Posted at 6-23 00:17
What is a real Photographer. Is it one of those twits with a huge grey lens on their camera taking loads of shots most out of focus cos they take it off Auto and dont know what they are doing.

And doubly so with that meaningless diatribe.
All I can make out from it is that you are signalling that you are a complete idiot.


6-23 01:47
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Labroides Posted at 6-23 00:07
It's not a portrait lens and it's not being pedantic to point out photographic terms being flagrantly misused.
Correct terminology matters.

"Real photographers know that a portrait lens is a short “telephoto” not the very wideangle lens that the drone has".

Most portrait lenses are actually Prime Lenses and usually lenses with the ability to shoot very low Aperture’s. The lens on the Mini is a Prime lens that shoots very low fast aperture, in fact at the other end of the scale it’s actually long telephoto lenses, 70/135mm with low DOF always are a good option if it can shoot in low light that are also used for portrait rather than short zooms

I have never claimed to be an accomplished photographer but have only ever said I do it as a hobbyist. Your right a sloppy use of the wording.
There is no such thing as a portrait lens, only lenses that are more suitable to shooting portraits. But most camera’s shoot in portrait format. Drone cameras are known for only shooting in Landscape mode so the mini 3 is very much a novelty that it can now shoot in portrait mode . Should have said portrait mode and not portrait lens.
6-23 02:18
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Portrait mode provided a spectacular shot hallmark.    
6-23 03:03
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hallmark007 Posted at 6-23 02:18
"Real photographers know that a portrait lens is a short “telephoto” not the very wideangle lens that the drone has".

Most portrait lenses are actually Prime Lenses and usually lenses with the ability to shoot very low Aperture’s. The lens on the Mini is a Prime lens that shoots very low fast aperture, in fact at the other end of the scale it’s actually long telephoto lenses, 70/135mm with low DOF always are a good option if it can shoot in low light that are also used for portrait rather than short zooms

Should have said portrait mode and not portrait lens.
That's right and I can't see why pointing that out caused such outcry from the peanut gallery here.

I'll just take you up on two things you just said:
in fact at the other end of the scale it’s actually long telephoto lenses, 70/135mm
70-135mm are short tele lenses - long teles would be >300mm.

There is no such thing as a portrait lens

Google doesn't agree on that.
It's true that you can shoot a portrait with any lens, but there is a class of lenses that has always been referred to as a portrait lens.
Just google portrait lens to see how many references there are.

That said, I've wasted more time than I care to trying to talk sense to an audience with no idea about photography, but still feels qualified to berate someone who does.

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Labroides Posted at 6-23 01:46
And with those words, you showed that you are someone eminently worth ignoring.

Please do.
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Labroides Posted at 6-23 03:55
Should have said portrait mode and not portrait lens.
That's right and I can't see why pointing that out caused such outcry from the peanut gallery here.

“It's true that you can shoot a portrait with any lens, but there is a class of lenses that has always been referred to as a portrait lens.
Just google portrait lens to see how many references there are.”


And its most likely that the preferred choice would be Prime Lens. 70/135 I would see as medium zoom lens, but lots of photographers use 18/120mm and 70/200 which are also long/medium zooms for portrait and in portrait mode. Not only portraits or shallow depth of field photos are shot in portrait mode. My point was simply that its a novelty to be using portrait mode with any drone and some options it can be used for.
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Labroides Posted at 6-23 03:55
Should have said portrait mode and not portrait lens.
That's right and I can't see why pointing that out caused such outcry from the peanut gallery here.

Peanut Gallery You are so funny you should be on the Telly with that sort of material           
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-23 03:03
Portrait mode provided a spectacular shot hallmark.

Cheers thank you
6-23 06:13
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Skyhigh16 Posted at 6-22 15:23
Looking good hallmark!!

Cheers
6-23 06:14
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Hi, what are you using for editing? i am quite of a noob in photography
6-23 06:17
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rocazac Posted at 6-23 06:17
Hi, what are you using for editing? i am quite of a noob in photography

I use Lightroom and Photo shop Camera raw. But they’re are many out there both free and paid.
6-23 06:21
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Very nice.
One of the most missed features from MP is back
6-24 01:31
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You're very welcome hallmark.  

Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend.  
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Bussty Posted at 6-22 15:39
Well funny you should say but there is a text message saying delivery today so sounds like it might be real.

Congrats on the new drone !  How do you like it ?
6-24 11:18
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Thank you!

So far really loving it. Coming from a Mini 1 focusing is a whole new thing so having to get used to that especially for panos where the camera won't be able to focus on blank skies very well on automatic so finding the fastest way to lock that down for the manual shots of the sky I'm hoping it locks focus on the first shot then sticks at that for the main pano. Would also be amazing if firmware update is made to do an automatic complete 360 x 180 pano but can be gotten around manually. Takes time though and would stitch better if one seamless rapid series of exposures. The Mini 3 Pro is super fast in taking the Panos which is awesome.

I only have one battery with a FMC and additional 3 pro batteries and charger on the way, I'll be able to be out there for hours and hours when they arrive :-)

Haven't really had a good run to test yet but that is today's plan but so far no issues as some have experienced though haven't tested range yet but have friends who have gone over 7km on CE so I'm hoping it will be fine.

The DJI RC is impressive and really bright enough and is so much faster and hassle free connecting compared to my old Mini 1 and Samsung S9.

I live within 5km of an Airport so just got a year long clearance through Flysafe so is just a breeze launching up from home.

Is also first drone I have had with obstacle avoidance so that is just a whole new thing but given I have been conditioned with the Mini 1 is probably not so important for me as naturally weary, will be handy if I get into tracking which I might do on some hikes/bike rides.

Are you in the market for one?  

Cheers
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