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 Post subject: Re: Spring pics - 2018
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:17 am 
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Woody Meristem wrote:
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there is a whole lot of play with wording in the video sales market


There certainly is! There's a simple explanation of megapixel inflation on this site (https://exodusoutdoorgear.com/blogs/new ... megapixels); but, of course they're not a disinterested party. My Special Ops is the 2016/17 model -- the daytime videos seem excellent, the IR not so much. I plan on posting a video comparing the Special Ops and VG-140 when the test is done in a week or so.

I know that David, AKA Cobowhunter shoots with the same cams and does so with 60i and his videos are great. His stills are also beautiful too. I guess that we are splitting hairs with all this stuff and really the differences are minute. If you are wanting to extract images for enlargements then it will certainly make a difference.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:22 am 
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Woody Meristem wrote:
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there is a whole lot of play with wording in the video sales market


There certainly is! There's a simple explanation of megapixel inflation on this site (https://exodusoutdoorgear.com/blogs/new ... megapixels); but, of course they're not a disinterested party. My Special Ops is the 2016/17 model -- the daytime videos seem excellent, the IR not so much. I plan on posting a video comparing the Special Ops and VG-140 when the test is done in a week or so.

I know that David, AKA Cobowhunter shoots with the same cams and does so with 60i and his videos are great. His stills are also beautiful too. I guess that we are splitting hairs with all this stuff and really the differences are minute. If you are wanting to extract images for enlargements then it will certainly make a difference.


In another post on here, I mentioned the difference between the BUSHNELL and BROWNING, the BUSHNELL is the hands down winner in every department.

I look forward to completing my Fuji video build so i can compare it to the Bushnell and the Browning.


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 Post subject: Re: Spring pics - 2018
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:25 am 
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Nice images off the video
Which Vivitar flash Gary?

Thanks Trevor, it's a Vivitar 2800, which is a bright flash, it's one of Ralph's custom creations. Keep in mind that the flash output is a constant in that you have zero control over the output. Aside from using a diffuser or increasing or decreasing the distance between the flash and the subject. Therefore the only control of the flash output in relationship to the image is via the camera settings itself. I tried 3 different cams when finally choosing the W300 as the cam to pair it with. To control the flash intensity I chose an ISO of 200 for these pics. Ideal lighting for nighttime pics of light coloured subjects such as the Deer. For close-up pics of a light coloured Elk during daylight hours. The Elk has to be dead still and turned angled to the cam to reduce the likelihood of too much overexposure. That's why I got lucky in the pic of the two Elk. An ISO of 100 renders a sharper image, providing it's dead still. It also creates a slightly darker image which is good for close-up subjects and reduces the likelihood of an overexposure of light coloured subjects.

Here's a few pics of the set-up. I made up a custom 45 degree angled mirror to deflect the cam's flash to the PT sensor in the pigtail of the slave flash.


Gary, taken all that onboard mate. Love your mirror setup to deflect the flash back to the slave. :
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As earlier discussed I have a couple of 2800 slaves one installed in a build, but reluctant to install the other in a different build as I find it too powerful for the PIR range, I have a thick diffuser installed atm trying that to see the effect. I have to keep working that out.

Thanks Trev, I like the mirror deal because it eliminates the white eye effect of my subjects. Ya, just try decreasing the ISO to 100 and or reduce the EV value in your cams settings to -2. That'll darken your pics for sure. Lot's of playing around with this stuff isn't there.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:43 am 
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Gary, as this would not post as a "quote" I managed to solve the low voltage problem by installing an extra rechargeable Eneloop into the lineup 5 x 1.2v giving me a minimum of 6v thus eliminating the chance of the slave not firing owing to low voltage.


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 Post subject: Re: Spring pics - 2018
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:39 pm 
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Great pictures Gary, love the assortment of wildlife that you have.


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