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HiView-25: A Pole Aerial Photography System To Be Marketed In US

Posted by larrylohrman on October 10, 2007


Steve Pickett tells me that the HiView-25 Pole Aerial Photography System will soon be marketed in the US. The HiView-25 is manufactured in the UK by Focalpoint and is a lightweight (under 10kg) pole photography system that extends 7.6m above the ground and folds down to 2m length. It’s meant to be a hand-held system. The still photo version uses a Canon A640 on the pole with a remote viewer. This system sells in the UK for 1,795GBP+Vat. That’s about $3665USD. Steve says the US marketing materials are not complete yet.

This system may be of interest to RE photographers that want a PAP system but don’t feel up to doing their own integration of camera, pole and remote viewer.

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9 Responses to “HiView-25: A Pole Aerial Photography System To Be Marketed In US”

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  2. Michael said

    Price is kind of steep…

  3. myles said

    I’ve seen systems that cost more, but I think making your own will still probably be the best way to go…

  4. Anonymous said

    this is the constructor:
    http://www.focalpoint2000.co.uk/aerialphotography/hiview25.shtml

    I would be interested as a build-it yourself mast alone.

  5. Anonymous said

    And they answered me:

    “We sell the mast with the rotating footplate and Manfrotto adjustable head for £699 + VAT or just the mast alone for £550 + VAT.”

  6. Darrin said

    How about this: An aluminum painters pole with an extention can reach 30 feet and costs about 100 bucks. Retrofit a small ball head on it ($20.00) Then; Stick a Ricoh G6 ($300.00)on top and set the interval timer to shoot one frame every couple of seconds…

  7. Anonymous said

    I love your version. Go ahead, !

  8. Darrin,
    Absolutely; building your own is a great alternative. I’ve done some posts on that alternative- see:

    http://photographyforrealestate.net/2007/08/26/inexpensive-pole-aerial-photography-pap/
    and
    http://photographyforrealestate.net/2007/08/28/malcolm-warings-comments-on-pap/

    It’s just that doing it yourself is not for everyone… some folks would rather purchase an integrated package.

  9. ff said

    Worth look at the agnos pole, mrotator h?, which is handheld for about 6m for arount 500 us dollars. No motorized head or anything though. To be honest for this price I’d expect more like a clark mast thing.

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