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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:09 pm 
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Hey my name is Tony. I'm new here and just wanted to say I'm excited to learn and build my own trail cameras. I bought a Nikon l11 camera for a steal so that is going to be my first build. I think for I'm going ssii control board. I have heard the flash on this Nikon isn't that great. Is there any easy or cheap way to improve the flash or should I just build and look at a better camera for the next build


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:21 pm 
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Welcome aboard! I have never gotten in to the Nikons, so I have little advice to give.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:14 pm 
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If I recall, the L11 doesn't have too bad of a flash...but you can always build your cam with a slave flash...or build a separate remote slave to give it a bit more of a boost. A slave flash will fire instantly when you camera flash fires. There's a few examples on the forum here of slave flashes...example builds, hacks etc.

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Welcome to the site and the addiction!
--The L11 was my first build as well and is one of my favorites for a close up set as for grouse or predators on a carcass set. The camera is not fast by any means and it does lack a bit in the flash department which is why it does well on close-ups. It does take a nice pic. My opinion is you could pair it with a slave flash to improve range and at some time in the future switch the camera to a L14 or L18 that has higher megapixels to make better use of the extended flash range. You may be happy with it just the way it is...I am for my purposes.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:11 pm 
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This build is meant to replace my stealth cam that is starting to fail. It is over a bait pile so speed isn't as much of a worry. The second build I think I want speed


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Welcome to the addiction. After u make one it is all over. U will make many many others. This is a great place and great group of people. The knowledge here is vast. Enjoy!


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The L11 was also my first digital build...I got over 300 pics on its first outing of elephant and gaur herds. However, at night, this cams goes to Auto ISO and at 800, there is quite a lot of noise with it's own flash. Get a slave flash and with more and better light, noise in the photo will be less for night shots...!! Welcome to Camtrapper.com: the best forum for home-brews....!

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Welcome to the site mehony

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:43 am 
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hope i dont get beat up for asking but where do i look for info on how to hack the nikon i have for this build? i have some info i found over on hags house but i like to get as much info as possible before i start. is there a place that has detailed how to's for hacking different cameras for trail cams?


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http://www.snapshotsniper.com/NikonL11.pdf

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