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Important lens question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by flying4adams, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. flying4adams

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    i need your help people

    i am buying a new lens for my dji pthantom3 professional. Do i need 4.35mm (72 degrees view) or 3.97mm (82 degrees view)

    i need this info before i can place the order and replace my damage lens

    thanks

    MARK
     
  2. Meta4

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    It's not easy to answer that.
    Neither is the same as the original lens which has a field of view of 94°.
    What exactly is teh damage to your camera?
    If your camera sustained enough damage to break the lens, the rest of it must also be wrecked?
    If it's just the front element, that's not actually part of the camera lens, it's just a replaceable UV filter/lens protector.
    The actual lens is much smaller and deeper inside.
     
  3. flying4adams

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    hi Meta
    I have been investigating this issue for over a month now. The image is still 4k but after the crash, i have noticed that there was a white dot of what it did look like dust on the protective filter and somehow it also left a little white mark on the actual glass lens.

    the camera and drone still works perfectly apart from the imperfection on the lens that means all my video result in 4k with a slight discoloration in the middle of the image. I went on a USA website that specialise in lenses and they do sell 4k lenses for the DJI ( www.peauproductions.com) . I had a live chat with thier customer support and he said that the original lenses for the DJI is 94degrees( like you said) but they offer the 72 or 82degree for the phatntom 3 professional ( dont know why). I really don't want to spend £300 to replace the lens ( that is what UK repair station are quoting me in the UK) so my plan is to purchase the lens from the USA and then do the job myself.In your opuinion does it make a big difference if I buy the 82-degree field of view or even the 72 instead of the of the 94??
     
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    Looks like your lens choice will come down to how you use the camera, but unless you really need he added zoom I would stay as close to original as possible. Changing the FL could adversely affect some other things. For example, if you use Litchi, ther may lot be enough overlap in the pictures taken in pano to align them into a panorama. I did notice in the video that it appears that they were using a magnetized Phillips screwdriver. Made getting those small screws into the holes much easier.
     
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    Sorry for the fat fingers. Previous post should read 'there may not be...'