Is it really that good? Photographers criticize DJI Mavic 3



The new Mavic 3 takes the combination of legendary Hasselblad imaging systems and flight technology to a whole new level, making it the most powerful folding camera drone DJI has ever created. Photographers Renan Ozturk, Benjamin Everett and Jorge de la Torriente recently had the chance to capture the world from above with DJI Mavic 3. Here are some of their thoughts…

Love at first sight: the review of Renan Ozturk’s Mavic 3

Ozturk, who started his career as an expedition climber and landscape artist and now works as a commercial and documentary filmmaker, took a first unit of the Mavic 3 to document an installation and artistic performance in the desert.

Here is what he said afterwards:

The new Hasselblad 4/3 CMOS camera is definitely one of the most exciting things about the Mavic 3. It gives you much more dynamic range and cinematic solar flares with the adjustable aperture. It’s crazy to have this kind of picture quality in such a small package.

Being able to climb to the top of one of those towers in the sky with the Mavic 3 on my back and launch it from such a precarious and dynamic position, won’t be forgotten anytime soon. For me, this is one of the most exciting things about the Mavic 3 in general – how light it is, considering the quality of the video.

Fantastic way to discover new perspectives: Benjamin Everett

Photographer and landscape painter Everett, who is also a recipient of the prestigious Hasselblad Masters Award for Landscapes, spent a few weeks dodging fall storms in Idaho with the new Mavic 3.

Here are his impressions:

Mavic 3’s extended battery life has made a huge difference in my approach to flight, I can be more patient and think in the air. The Mavic 3’s low-light capabilities are impressive. I was able to capture the alpenglow on snow capped peaks at nightfall.

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Incredible freedom and a unique POV: Jorge de la Torriente

The modern, minimalist art photographer de la Toriente enjoys experimenting with aerial photography at night. But in the past it has been limited by the need for a helicopter and the right conditions, says the Hasselblad Masters 2018 winner.

He took the Mavic 3 images below with a 1/2 second shutter speed in the air.

Here is some Torriente with its DJI Mavic 3 test:

My impressions of the Mavic 3 are a bit hard to describe. I’ve never really experienced anything like this before. The freedom it offers the photographer is truly unparalleled. Being able to focus on the shooting and let the Mavic 3 take care of everything else is quite liberating.

You have incredible time in the air to spot the location, find the right position, and wait for the right moment to take the photo. I spend a lot of time waiting for the right light when photographing on the ground. Mavic 3 offers itself the luxury of being able to wait for the right moment in the air.

It should be noted that if you purchase the Mavic 3, Mavic 3 Fly More Combo, or Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo before January 1, 2022, you will be entitled to additional free warranty and service coverage from DJI. The free service extensions will apply to both the original warranty and the DJI Care Refresh service (if purchased).

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Featured Image Credits: Clockwise from top right: Renan Ozturk, Jorge de la Torriente and Benjamin Everett

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