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Discussion in 'Mavic Discussion' started by msinger, Oct 5, 2016.
Edit: DJI asked me to remove this post. Sorry
Thanks Mike I had always (stupidly) read that handle as a shortened version of 'messenger'
Not a word about the "tap to focus"-function?
Pg. 43 ...but perhaps more interesting is the "Spotlight" active track function, seems to suggest continuous autofocus on the subject. Pretty cool to see any indication of continuous autofocus
Hm, I am not convinced... I think with "focus", they mean that the drone keeps the target centered in the frame, not optically focusing.
But surely there must be an AF feature somewhere, I hardly think the good people at DJI simply "forgot" something as basic and elementary as this. I would rather think that the AF is the default mode and you can somehow override it into manual mode. Otherwise it just wouldn't make any sense whatsoever.
Honestly, I don't think I have seen a non-fixed focus camera without AF since... like since I was a small kid 35 years ago. That would make the Mavic completely unusable for a lot of different scenarios.
I mean, how about a vertical climb with the camera pointing down - without AF, this would not work. Whatever is in focus at the beginning of the climb will go out of focus pretty fast and then everything gets blurry unless you keep tapping the screen like crazy. I honestly don't believe that it is how the Mavic will work, unless the designers at DJI had a total brain fart.
11. Focus/Metering Button / : Tap to switch between focus and metering mode. Tap to select object for focusing or metering.
Focus OR exposure? Really???
Agree, with all previous generations having fix focus one would expect the subject to be a little more elaborated.
There are plenty of minor errors in that, especially around the labelling of the RC buttons and dials, and no significant mention of gesture control. I look forward to later editions
There are errors and missing information in every DJI manual. I'm thinking it's one of their signature moves.
Here's another hint (about the focus function), pg 9.
Yeah, I just found a Dutch YT review of the Mavic, displaying a green square in the middle of the image with the caption "AF". To me that looks like a normal center autofocus.
You should at least credit your source (if he's OK with that) since he was so nice to share it with us all. He sent it to me too but you posted first.
In that case, I'd like to credit DJI too. I really appreciate them putting together helpful resources like this.
BTW, I hope nobody thinks I'm attempting to take credit for finding/sharing/creating the Mavic manual. I'm simply sharing it here because I thought it would be helpful.
You even attached your name to the PDF...
You all can thank Rick A for the manual... Thanks Rick!!!
LuvMyTJ, if you feel it's so important to credit the source, then please just do it. It seems you're making a big deal about nothing here.
Thanks, I did. I feel it was very nice of him to do so and as such a nice person he should be credited. I had told him I would, but you posted it first.
No worries. FWIW, Judge Judy is the greatest.
That was fun
(also thanks Rick A and both of you)