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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:07 pm 
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In The Beginning

So I have been following the likes of Steve Winter, Tom Mason and Emmanuel Rondeau for a few months now ever since au heard about DSLR camera traps (weirdly turns out I had a couple of back and forth emails with Emmanuel).

Now I am have but the bullet and am looking for some help with getting started. I live out in the countryside and I have a good idea of a piece of land where I shouldn’t be disturbed.

I purchased a Canon 400D along with a 18-55m lens however am really struggling to find out what flash guns, connections and sensors I need to get (on a shoe string budget).

I’m hoping you guys can all help me get underway.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:51 pm 
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Will the 270EX go with the Canon 400D?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:40 pm 
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I suggest you look on this forum to the tutorial Jeff Dale creative on building a DSLR camera trap. I hear interesting things about other, newer flashes, but the Nikon SB 28 are tried and true. You can build your own sensor but I am not very tech-savvy so I just preferred to purchase 1. You can get very good sensors from both Jeff Dale and camtraptions. And you can't go wrong if you latch onto an old school Trailmaster.


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I suggest you look on this forum to the tutorial Jeff Dale creative on building a DSLR camera trap. I hear interesting things about other, newer flashes, but the Nikon SB 28 are tried and true. You can build your own sensor but I am not very tech-savvy so I just preferred to purchase 1. You can get very good sensors from both Jeff Dale and camtraptions. And you can't go wrong if you latch onto an old school Trailmaster.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:31 am 
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I'd suggest you should contact L. Bruce Kekule who worked in Thailand (wildlife photography building a DSLR camera trap (Canon 400D)). Or you may also want to look at Allan Michaud's events on WildCambodia. Allan started organizing various events and I'm sure he can share some valuable tutorials (on photography geometry as well).


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:14 pm 
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Thanks guys, sorry I didn’t see the response.

I’ll be sure to check out Jeff’s post, thank you.

Bruce has been amazing so far, I purchased a 270EX to pair with it all and am going to try and get my hands on a SSII.

If anyone knows how to adapt a motion security light to be a motion trigger would be of interest, on a bit of a budget this month in all honesty.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:17 am 
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R.C. Davis Game Solutions sells some of the items you mentioned above as does Snapshot Sniper. Both can be easily contacted and both are on here.


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Snapshot is by the sounds of it the way to go, however keen to understand how easy it is to make your own sensor


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:38 am 
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Did you buy the dude's book? http://www.emmanuelrondeau.com/publicat ... mera-trap/

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:39 am 
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Not yet, I’ve spoken to him on email a couple of times though. I’m presuming you guys rate it then?


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