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Jan 17, 2011

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Kite Aerial Photography with a M9
Originally uploaded by Pierre Lesage

Kite Aerial Photography with a M9

Gentle East trade winds (15 knots on the ground, probably 20 at 60 meters altitude) were ideal for the Holyman (a 3 meters Rokkaku with holes), but the wind got stronger at 20 to 25 knots and I preferred to switch to a Delta Dan Leigh R8 to continue the maiden flight of the Leica M9 on an autoKAp Rig over the InterContinental Moorea resort & Spa.
Kites : Holyman and Dan Leigh Delta R8 Cruiser
Rig : AutoKAP custom built by Brooks Leffler. controlled by a simple servo tester, roughly 1RPM (Dual Camera with a GoPro)
Cameras : HD Hero GoPRO on 5 seconds Interval mode and Leica M9 with Elmarit-M 24 mm f/2.8 ASPH triggered with a Hot Shoe Shutter AutoFinger (HSSA) every 6 seconds.
Camera Specs : Aperture priority @ f/8 , ISO 160, 1/750 sec, expodisc manual white balance