My first drone a few years ago was pretty basic by today’s standards. Low quality camera, a few minutes of battery life. No object avoidance: You were truly on your own. I flew it a few times, then it went in the closet.
Something about the DJI Mavic Pro made me want to check it out. I got one and took it to Iceland where it flew once. My mind was elsewhere. Back home, I flew it up around Mount Baker and down at Mount Rainier. Drones had clearly come along a way. Tons of features, compact and easy to fly. A reasonable camera for the price.
Of course, coming from Sony a7r2 and Zeiss lenses, I wanted more from the camera. I looked around and realized I needed a DJI Inspire. What I really wanted was the included X5 camera which allows different lenses and a nice micro 4/3rds sensor. It comes with a Leica-ish 30mm kit lens and I recently added an Olympus 90mm 1.8 lens as well.
So the journey begins in drone photography and videos. Here’s a sampling of what I’ve come up with so far. Honestly, it’s a bit daunting sending that much money up in the air.
And finally a video from Rainier this morning