In between rainpoors and dense fog, I managed to grab some shots. Still playing with the 135mm and melting the processor while stitching.
The drone missed me, thus I resold a couple of things to buy a new one, like the neighbor’s cat..err, let’s start again.
I was looking for a drone mainly for photography. I used to own the Dji Mavic Pro 2 (hi Google), but resold it as despite producing outstanding images for a drone, was heavy and complicated to operate. I Always needed half an hour to prepare and then somehow an update managed to be pushed in between the moment I left the house and power the drone on.
In a nutshell, I found the Dji app a pain in the ** and the remote controler a piece of Junk which would invariably destroy my smartphone.
For a while, I tried a Dji Mavic Air (hi again Google bot), but that thing made more noise than my teenager on the Morning and had an image quality Worth a 0.5MB sensor at 128’000 iso.
I then found the Parrot Anafi (howdy Google?). I must admit when I unpacked the drone that I felt cheated. For over 600USD, it felt like a plastic toy.
But then, it was a very funny toy to play with. For one thing, it lacks all the sensors of the Mavic pro 2, for another thing it’s light and the camera is great, much better than the Mavic Air. But not up to par with the mavic Pro 2.
The remote controler, albeit bulky, is far more ergonomic than Dji’s. The smartphone is mounted within seconds, without destroying the USB port.
In less than one minute I have the drone flying. No 234451 ads being displayed before the app actually starts, no 3221 mendatory firmware update to perform.
The Parrot app is also far more intuitive than Dji’s. For someone who needs to set all the camera parameters manually, it’s a joy.
I’m still looking for the white balance setting in Dji app. Definitely not at the same place as shutter speed and aperture. Go figure.
Alas, I had a great Opportunity on the Mavic 2 pro and sadly have to let go of the Parrot. Image quality wins for the former.