The other day I was asked by a real estate company in Dorset if I could shoot a certain property from the air.
Due to restrictions from the CAA, the fact that the property was close to a main road and various residential properties, it became clear that I couldn’t shoot this with the lens I normally use (12mm wide angle) as I would need to get too close to these obstacles.
To help with this contract and any future jobs that may have a similar problem, I have just had delivery of this lovely little lens for the DJI Inspire 1 with X5 camera (see left).
This is a cool 45mm lens which when used on the DJI Inspire 1 drone with X5 camera, effectively becomes a 90mm telephoto lens which gets me nearly 4x closer than the 12mm lens.
This will allow me to stay well beyond the 150m limit for aerial work (with buildings not in my control at that distance) and simply “zoom in” to the property from a distance.
It will also allow me to film video in 4K from a distance and then “zoom in” further in post-production to get a really close view of otherwise unobtainable buildings and properties in Dorset and beyond.
I also have a job coming up where I need to photograph railway bridges for which we are working closely with Network Rail UK so I am looking forward to getting out and flying with this lens to test it out.
If you or anyone you know would like a property (residential or business) photographed or filmed from the sky, please get in touch…
Professional photographer, videographer, qualified, licensed and insured drone pilot and internet marketer working from Weymouth in Dorset.
I mainly shoot aerial video and photography, weddings, stock and commercial projects but am open to challenges. I work anywhere within Dorset, the UK and abroad.
Married with 2 kids ; )