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Airpeak’s next field test

We con­tin­ue to fol­low the devel­op­ment of the drone project from Sony. Recent­ly, the com­pa­ny qui­et­ly released a new video that shows the test work of the upcom­ing Airpeak drone nov­el­ty. Field tests are known to have been con­duct­ed over the remote Japan­ese island of Iri­omote in Oki­nawa. The video shows the drone in action, equipped with both the top Sony Alpha 7S Mark III full-frame cam­era and the all-new FX3 Cin­e­ma Line full-frame cam­era, in tan­dem with the recent­ly intro­duced 14mm f/1.8 G‑Master large aper­ture ultra-wide-angle dis­crete lens.

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Previous tests

Sony has been rel­a­tive­ly slow to release news and updates since it offi­cial­ly unveiled the sys­tem in Jan­u­ary. The lat­est news update was an impres­sive wind resis­tance test, which showed that their drone is able to main­tain a sta­ble fixed posi­tion with a full cham­ber load in wind speeds of about 20 m/s.

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New field trials

The video above is the most recent field test con­duct­ed by the Airpeak team. Here is how the devel­op­er com­ment­ed on this event: “We con­tin­ued to field test Airpeak in var­i­ous envi­ron­ments, and in this edi­tion we would like to share videos of field tests on Iri­omote Island in Oki­nawa. The footage was record­ed using the recent­ly announced Alpha E‑mount FE14mm F1.8GM 35mm lens. The advan­tage of the ultra-wide lens allowed us to cap­ture the dynam­ic nat­ur­al land­scape of Iri­omote Island.”

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Even though the devel­op­er only men­tions the new lens, the video above shows high qual­i­ty footage that appears to have been tak­en with two of the top full-frame cam­eras, the Alpha 7S Mark III and the FX3 Cin­e­ma Line, as both are shown in a short film at some point. two-minute clip in tan­dem with the lat­est FE 14mm f/1.8 GM ultra-wide-angle, large-aper­ture lens.

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Sony Alpha 7S Mark III + FE 14mm f/1.8 GM.

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Sony FX3 Cin­e­ma Line + FE 14mm f/1.8 GM.

Yara

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