D810 & 14-24 over Iceland (Drone Photography)

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stefanforster
stefanforster Junior Member • Posts: 42
D810 & 14-24 over Iceland (Drone Photography)
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Hi

As a pioneer of Nikon Drone Photography (most of the drones are only compatible with Canon) I have to show you my photographs I just took a few weeks ago in (over) Iceland.

For this pictures I modified a DJI S1000 with a new Gimbal and Motors which are sufficiently strong to handle a Nikon D810 and the 14-24mm F2.8 - a very heavy combination for a Octocopter. Which the Lightbridge I sent the Full-HD LiveView signal down to my control unit.

All my drone pictures on my website: http://www.stefanforster.com/photography/en/content/iceland#/gallery/661/p0

Now enjoy the gallery...

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 620 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 470 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 890 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 32 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 39 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 52 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 13 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 55 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 320 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 190m - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 20m - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 800m - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 25m - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 1020m - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 40m - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 350m - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 350m - www.stefanforster.com

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DuxX
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Beautiful !!
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Stunning work!

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ruifonikon
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Well done!! Thanks for sharing.

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clouseau2 Forum Member • Posts: 96
Re: D810 & 14-24 over Iceland (Drone Photography)
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Thats pretty avsome !!!!!!!!!!!

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Jasko014
Jasko014 Contributing Member • Posts: 707
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Stefan, stunning work and very interesting, how did you do that ? Can you explain a bit more technically ? What optocopter you are using, what is maximum height ? What if something is happening to octocopter, can you save the camera ?

Thank you.

Jaka

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tyler_dx Regular Member • Posts: 174
Re: D810 & 14-24 over Iceland (Drone Photography)
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incredible work

RayGuselli
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Stefan...rarely post here BUT...this is such an incredible AND BRAVE concept to have your *10 at such heights...
I saw the drone you were using and was stunned at the price; therefore assume the 810 would be relatively safe BUT....would be so worried of a mishap...
However...what spectacular and stunning images...thanks for sharing...wonderful to see.
Best wishes
Ray

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SushiEater
SushiEater Veteran Member • Posts: 9,771
WOW!!!!!!!
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How did you control the camera and the drone at over 1000 meters?

These photos are totally fantastic!!!!!!!!!!

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patrick franqui Regular Member • Posts: 296
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landscape photography reinvented !!

Congratulations

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JJ168 Contributing Member • Posts: 540
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Amazing work.

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AlGor
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Re: D810 & 14-24 over Iceland (Drone Photography)

I definitely would like to be your student!!! ALL INCREDIBLE!!!

Thank you for sharing.

Al.

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MOD TOF guy Forum Pro • Posts: 15,331
Outsatnding

Phenomenal, in fact.

Thank you for posting

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bocajrs
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These are all breathtaking OP !!! Awesome Images!!!

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Bruce Crossan Contributing Member • Posts: 508
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Fabulous images - thanks for posting

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ealvarez
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Fabulous!

Like something from my dreamĀ 

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Tamalero
Tamalero Regular Member • Posts: 268
Re: D810 & 14-24 over Iceland (Drone Photography)

stefanforster wrote:

Hi

As a pioneer of Nikon Drone Photography (most of the drones are only compatible with Canon) I have to show you my photographs I just took a few weeks ago in (over) Iceland.

For this pictures I modified a DJI S1000 with a new Gimbal and Motors which are sufficiently strong to handle a Nikon D810 and the 14-24mm F2.8 - a very heavy combination for a Octocopter. Which the Lightbridge I sent the Full-HD LiveView signal down to my control unit.

All my drone pictures on my website: http://www.stefanforster.com/photography/en/content/iceland#/gallery/661/p0

Now enjoy the gallery...

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 620 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 470 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 890 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 32 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 39 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 52 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 13 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 55 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 320 Meters - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 190m - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 20m - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 800m - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 25m - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 1020m - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 40m - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 350m - www.stefanforster.com

D810 - 14-24mm F 2.8 - Height - 350m - www.stefanforster.com

gorgeous scenery!

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Van Griff Senior Member • Posts: 1,438
Stunning!!! . . .
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. . . absolutely amazaing!!!

Are those really all shot at f/2.8???

What the hell happens at 5.6 . . . does the image crack???

Whew . . . thanks for sharing!

Best,

V G

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Pete Silver
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Re: D810 & 14-24 over Iceland (Drone Photography)

Excellent! Thankyou.

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TOR8472 Senior Member • Posts: 1,616
Re: seriously doubt F2.8

Agreed - beautiful shots. I'm pretty sure he is referring to the lens description only, and that these were shot in the F9 - F13 range, not F2.8. I hope OP comes back and answers questions about his drone setup also. I went to his website (more awesome shots there) hoping to find out more and didn't see anything.

Van Griff wrote:

. . . absolutely amazaing!!!

Are those really all shot at f/2.8???

What the hell happens at 5.6 . . . does the image crack???

Whew . . . thanks for sharing!

Best,

V G

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stefanforster
OP stefanforster Junior Member • Posts: 42
Technical Information - Stefan Forster
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Wow - thank you very much for your replies - I feel honored. 
Actually - There are a lot of illegal components built in the drone which are not really allowed all over the world. The main problem about the drones is the extreme negative publicity right now. Everyone has got a Phantom II now and the fly over crowds of people, over private property,... the make everyone is getting upset about the drones in general. For me as a professional landscape photographer it is just a TOTAL new perspective and possibility. But I guess within the next 2 years drones will be banned everywhere.
Some Informations about the Drone - The total cost including everything (not the Camera) is 22'000 USD.
- Main Drone - DJI S1000 Premium
- 8x New Motors
- Special Damping System
- Aerial Gimbal (Brushless) 3-Axis
- Highspeed Charger (12lbs) 
- 6x30'000mAh 22.2V Batteries (Specialbuilding)
- Full HD Image downlink 
- Control unit with antennas
- 2x A2 Flight control units for double safety
With all my gear my drone can be in the air for about 22 Minutes with a take of wight of 13.2 KG - The maximum lifting speed is 11.2m per second. Maximum Camera wight is 5.8KG. The maximum distance to the drone is about 2 miles. Maximum windspeed which the drone can handle is about 50 Miles per hour. 
Here a picture of the drone with the D800E and the 14-24mm

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