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  • #12798

    Nathan
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    I’m very interested in this as I am currently looking into the Mavic Pro as well! I’m interested for all of the same reasons as you – I love the idea of carrying it in my daypack and having it follow on a trail/cliff edge. It is definitely pricey though, especially here in Australia, but from my research it seems like with drones you really get what you pay for. The Parrot Bebop 2 is a decent option for a cheaper price point, but the video quality isn’t quite there. I believe Paul (atlas user) owns a Mavic – let’s see if he can weigh in at all. A friend of mine recently purchased the Mavic Pro and will give me feedback once he tests it – hopefully I can pass that along shortly :).

  • #12785

    Nathan
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    That sounds amazing!! If you find yourself as far north as Basque country (maybe swing through at the end?) there are a number of beautiful beaches that are straddled by medieval-looking towns that are brimming with history and charm. Not sure what size of swell you’re after but Mundaka is an infamous surf spot, and it was on the World Tour for a number of years.

    The Inertia has a succinct write up here http://www.theinertia.com/surf/spains-5-best-waves/ that could help get you started. Now I’m itching to go!

    I know Portugal has an amazing surfing scene (one of the best in Europe), but can’t say that I’m familiar with it. Here’s a really handy (and pretty cool) diagram to help you map out a nice route – http://www.momondo.com.au/inspiration/best-surfing-spots-in-portugal/#dVWdxXZEpiBlaTar.97 .

    Have an amazing trip! Looking forward to seeing some pics on here from it 😀

  • #12702

    Nathan
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    I haven’t personally been but Mount Evans looks really cool! You can drive right up to it and the vista looks amazing. You can then also brag to people that you “climbed a 14er” (mountain over 14,000 feet) :-D. Hopefully time permits for you.

  • #12535

    Nathan
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    I have absolutely no knowledge on the subject; I just had to comment and applaud your greeting. 10/10. Hopefully someone can help you out. Sounds so exciting!

  • #12534

    Nathan
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    I totally agree, Tholland. My phone has become a little studio (I’ve downloaded and bought a few apps) – it’s just so convenient. Most of my shots are only intended for instagram and my personal albums anyway, so I am fine with the smaller file sizes and lower resolution.

    What sort of drone do you have, Paul? I’ll be in the market for one within the next month or two. I’ll definitely take a look at the Nikon you mentioned – it does sound quite intriguing. I have an older GoPro and will either look to upgrade that eventually, or look for another durable option.

  • #12825

    Nathan
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    Seems like a lot of us are on the same page here. Stephanie, I have looked into some clip-on lenses. The ones that really jump out at me and seem to get good reviews are the “Moment” lenses, that retail for around that $ value. There is a wide lens that would really up the game for landscape and vista shots, I think. They have an interesting attachment method as well, and are supposed to be very well made (heavy and sturdy). I moved to Australia so money is tight at the moment, but if I was in funds I would seriously consider it. Then again….I’m also seriously thinking about squirrelling money away for a drone….and want to upgrade my GoPro….and….well, you get it :D. A bane of the traveller.

  • #12824

    Nathan
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    That’s good to know, Paul. I’ve heard of that same issue – some pilots(?) apparently work up the nerve to have it hover over and land on their hand, but that is trickier with this drone with its small profile (less space to catch). One option that people have done is taken to carrying a magazine or something like that to serve as a little landing pad for it. Not sure if that will help or not, but give it a shot!

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