Flying without Plastic Bubble

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  1. HFGent

    HFGent New Member

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    Hey All.

    I was wondering if most, if not, all of you fly without that plastic bubble on because it obscures the clarity of the lens. It seems that with Polar Pro lens cover (which should be shipping soon), there is little reason to ever fly with it unless you are trying to be really protective of the gimbal and lens.

    Curious to your thoughts on this. Thanks!
     
  2. msinger

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    I never fly with the plastic bubble attached.
     
  3. ajg_kestrel_PFAW

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    Until the bubble is made by Zeiss or someone similar - I'm not using one ... you spend all that money to have an image filtered through cheap plastic? No thanks!!


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  4. kmaluo

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    It may be of some use to protect the lens when you have no intention of filming during a flight.
     
  5. ajg_kestrel_PFAW

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    Uhhh ok - but I never fly without filming.


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  6. Nathan Hoover

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    I've never tried flying with it on. I certainly would not shoot video or stills with it on. I do keep it on (plus the gimbal clamp) when transporting in the bag.
     
  7. kmaluo

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    Yea, sometimes I just go exploring in valleys or near the ocean and I leave it on to protect from potential salt water spray.
     
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    I'm not convinced the plastic bubble would offer much protection in a major crash. It would probably bust open on impact.
     
  9. Ender Tunin

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    The camera also has inertia. Bubble or not, the gimbal may bend on an impact just from inertia. I never fly with the bubble on. I however do put the little gimbal lock and the bubble on prior to folding it up, just for the added protection.
     
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    wont the clear plastic cause reflection and rainbow effect when it faces the sun or the sun coming from the side..???
     
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    In the sun it reflects the blade shadows. I use it for transport.
     
  13. kmaluo

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    Yes. Not quite as bad as you may think though.
     
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