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DJI Phantom

A ruling last week by a National Transportation Safety Board judge declared that the FAA’s ban on commercial use of aerial drones carries no weight under federal law.  [click to continue…]

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DJI Phantom

B&H has several deals for the DJI Phantom quadcopter with savings up to $490. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.

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DJI Phantom

In July 2013, I posted an article detailing the numerous flyaway reports for the Phantom quadcopter that many users had experienced. It proved to be a very popular topic and users are still reporting issues and addressing possible solutions in this forum thread.

When I asked DJI about the issue via email last year, I received what seemed to be a basic troubleshooting response. Later in 2013, DJI released the Phantom 2 Vision and Phantom 2 quadcopter with additional features; however, the documentation for the Phantom 2 did not allude to any flyaway concerns relating to the original Phantom.

I attended DJI’s press conference at CES 2014, which highlighted the Phantom 2. After the press conference, DJI opened the floor for questions, at which time I presented the question from Photography Bay forum member and reader concerns regarding the original Phantom flyaways and whether the Phantom 2 takes into account any of these concerns with new safeguard to prevent flyaways. [click to continue…]

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DJI Phantom 2 Vision

DJI’s new Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter is getting Adobe DNG RAW file support for its built-in 14MP camera. The update should be available later in December. [click to continue…]

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DJI Phantom

B&H has the DJI Phantom quadcopter for $479 (reg. $679) through October 31, 2013. Other kits that include a GoPro Hero 3 or Hero 3+ have a $200 off deal as well. Check the all out here at B&H Photo.

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I’m sure it seemed like a good idea for a cool shot… Do a close fly-by with a DJI Phantom packing a GoPro as the bride and groom cozy up for some wedding photos…

But then, the drone smacks the groom square in the head.

DJI Phantom

A DJI Phantom like the one used in the above video.

Fortunately, the groom is ok and took it all in good humor. No quadcopters on the honeymoon though…

If you are going to shoot quadcopter videos, be safe folks. Practice, practice, practice before you go live with this stuff. As Mike Tyson once said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”

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