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Changing the camera lens?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Dheorl, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Dheorl

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    As you might have seen by my previous thread I'm not afraid to try out things beyond what the manufacturer supplies, and something else I am curious about before I potentially take the plunge and buy a phantom is the camera lens.

    I've seen a video or two about being able to change the lens on the phantom 2 vision. Does anyone know if the same is possible with the phantom 3, and has anyone tried it? If I were to get the professional I'd probably be looking at putting on something along the lines of an 80mm equiv. so about a 16mm. I would then have the 20mm standard, 40mm by cropping the 4k, 80mm with a different lens and potentially even longer by again cropping the 4k.

    If the gimbal suitable for such a long focal length? The lens looks like it would add a little weight, but nothing too drastic.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Meta4

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    About the only alternative lenses I've heard of are here: DJI Phantom 3 Lenses – Peau Productions

    There's a reason drones have very wideangle lenses normally.
    Wideangle lenses are lightweight and longer lenses will magnify any vibration.
     
  3. Dheorl

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    I guess something such as this would be fitted in the same fashion they show in that video then.
     
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