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    Default Losing my marbles !

    but it's fun
    My sound activated switch is working out quite well . These pictures are early experiments and once I get the right settings I'll concentrate on refining the pictures .

    Initially I had too much blur from ambient .



    It took a few attempts but eventually I hit the pile ...









    Last night it was triggering too early and the sound of the air rifle was triggering the flash before the balloon even popped .



    Eventually I found that moving the mic caused enough delay to catch a 'pop' but eventually I will get the timing and lighting right and maybe have some water in the balloon as well .



    Hopefully once the nights get a little warmer I will be able to spend more time outside where I can destroy things without worrying too much about making a mess .
    Shooting with Nikon D40 , D50 , 2 X D90 , 2X SB800 2 X SB24 1 X SB400 . Tarmon 17-50 F2.8 , Tamron 28-75 F2.8 Nikon 35mm F1.8 50mm F1.8 , 85mm F1.8 , 18-200VR , 18-105 VR , 70-200VR , Fuji F31fd .
    http://desmond-downs.blogspot.co.nz/...-depth-of.html

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    Cool experiment. I think those marbles could make quite and interesting shot

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    #'s 4 & 5 grabbed my attention - flying marbles!!
    Nikon D80, Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6, Nikon 35mm f/1.8G, Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 older screw-type, Nikon 70-300VR f/4.5-5.6G. Various filters and grads, elderly Velbon tripod (finger biter).

    F l i c k r


    (I give up trying to get a nice, simple "Flickr" here. )

    Allow me

    Dah-lingk!! *mwah*

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    Quote Originally Posted by North of Auckland View Post
    Cool experiment. I think those marbles could make quite and interesting shot
    Quote Originally Posted by Klickit View Post
    #'s 4 & 5 grabbed my attention - flying marbles!!
    Eventually I will take the time to block the flash from the background and get a more professional shot . I have a bunch of old lightbulbs waiting to ' get the hammer ' when I move the setup outside
    Shooting with Nikon D40 , D50 , 2 X D90 , 2X SB800 2 X SB24 1 X SB400 . Tarmon 17-50 F2.8 , Tamron 28-75 F2.8 Nikon 35mm F1.8 50mm F1.8 , 85mm F1.8 , 18-200VR , 18-105 VR , 70-200VR , Fuji F31fd .
    http://desmond-downs.blogspot.co.nz/...-depth-of.html

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    this looks like fun, how sensitive is the required noise for triggering? the thing i want to try is using light gates to set up a light trap for birds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picktchaplz View Post
    this looks like fun, how sensitive is the required noise for triggering? the thing i want to try is using light gates to set up a light trap for birds.
    It has a sensitivity adjustment . If I blow lightly on the front of the mic it triggers . Clicking my fingers doesn't trigger it unless it is close . Talking [deeper sound ] triggers it easily . Someone suggested I could put it inside a lampshade for a parabolic effect or even in a directional tube but at the moment for the stuff I'm doing it's working well . If you had the mic right next to where the bird flaps its wings I'm sure the air would trigger it .
    {I got it as a kit from Jaycar}
    The Casio EX-F1 is designed for stuff like those bird shots . You can leave it set up and choose 'enter frame ' or 'exit frame' depending on whether you want it to take pictures as the bird arrives or as it leaves - but that means buying a whole new camera but it does have other cool features like video up to 1200 fps !
    Shooting with Nikon D40 , D50 , 2 X D90 , 2X SB800 2 X SB24 1 X SB400 . Tarmon 17-50 F2.8 , Tamron 28-75 F2.8 Nikon 35mm F1.8 50mm F1.8 , 85mm F1.8 , 18-200VR , 18-105 VR , 70-200VR , Fuji F31fd .
    http://desmond-downs.blogspot.co.nz/...-depth-of.html

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    dude, where the heck did you get your sound trigger from?
    i've been hunting NZ sites to no avail
    i have found one from overseas within my acceptable price range but i've heard mixed reviews on it/


    ...was the sound trigger from jaycar?
    do you have a link or a price?

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashpoint View Post
    dude, where the heck did you get your sound trigger from?
    i've been hunting NZ sites to no avail
    i have found one from overseas within my acceptable price range but i've heard mixed reviews on it/


    ...was the sound trigger from jaycar?
    do you have a link or a price?

    cheers
    Yep , a Jaycar diy kit for $17 . A mate of mine assembled it for me because they don't come with instructions . I added the solid state relay so it works much faster .
    Shooting with Nikon D40 , D50 , 2 X D90 , 2X SB800 2 X SB24 1 X SB400 . Tarmon 17-50 F2.8 , Tamron 28-75 F2.8 Nikon 35mm F1.8 50mm F1.8 , 85mm F1.8 , 18-200VR , 18-105 VR , 70-200VR , Fuji F31fd .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Yep , a Jaycar diy kit for $17 . A mate of mine assembled it for me because they don't come with instructions . I added the solid state relay so it works much faster .
    $17 ... good grief
    i was looking at triggers with a zero attached to the back of that.


    i hate electrical/electronics tho',... wouldnt want to build it myself

    (edit)
    that looks an aweful lot like a Gamo CFX to me
    i had a Shadow with 6-24x50 Leapers scope, sold it to fund my Photography addiction.
    bought photoshop with the cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashpoint View Post
    ...was the sound trigger from jaycar?
    do you have a link or a price?
    cheers
    Just found the packaging : Vox sound switch project KJ8084 Project 18 .
    Shooting with Nikon D40 , D50 , 2 X D90 , 2X SB800 2 X SB24 1 X SB400 . Tarmon 17-50 F2.8 , Tamron 28-75 F2.8 Nikon 35mm F1.8 50mm F1.8 , 85mm F1.8 , 18-200VR , 18-105 VR , 70-200VR , Fuji F31fd .
    http://desmond-downs.blogspot.co.nz/...-depth-of.html

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