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Optical zoom attachment lens for Vision+ camera?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by sidebox, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. sidebox

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    Does anyone know of any attachable lenses that will magnify the built in DJI vision+ camera. I'm not looking for anything with zoom controls, just a fixed optical zoom. I'm thinking of something similar to one of these guys: http://www.olloclip.com/olloclip-iphone-telephoto-lens/, which I have for my phone. This would allow us keep a little more distance from our "targets". I think the benefits are pretty clear, and I'm pretty surprised that I can't easily find an available attachment.
    (I previously posted this in FPV, but I think this is a better location)
     
  2. Onezerosix141

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    I was thinking of the same thing. I don't own one of those so idk but would weight be an issue?
     
  3. Soulnet

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    I was thinking the weight would be a huge issue for the gimbal. It's so delicate as it is maybe even a light landing with more weight on the gimbal would harm it.
     
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  4. Entropy512

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    In addition, the wider angle a lens is to begin with, the harder it is to put an attachment on it. It would be almost impossible to add a telephoto attachment to the P2V+ camera without vignetting at the edges since the original lens FOV is so wide. (Might work OK for the narrow-FOV video setting, but not for wide or stills.)

    Those clip-on lenses for phones are feasible because phones normally have MUCH narrower fields of view than the P2V+ fisheye
     
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    if the lens/camera was counterbalanced so the little motor had similar loads would it then be an issue??
     
  6. MiDri

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    Yes, the motors in the gimbal are just not designed for the extra weight and could be damaged.
     
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    Also keep in mind your POV during flight will be screwed up with such magnification and judging distances will be difficult.