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About zaj56
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  • Birthday 11/05/1956
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    Somerset County Pa.
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    Archery hunting...mountain biking...spending time with my scouting assistant(my Springerdoodle)
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  1. I really have never had the need for the burst mode but I am pretty sure that a homebrew could burst in the day and not at night. I"m guessing that 1 good colored night pic would be more valuble than a burst with 5 black and whites....but I could be wrong.. Refresh times on homebrews can be programmed to match the camera and slave flash. Most of the homebrew control boards have dip switches to adjust this.(as well as chip programming )The main problem with the excellent Reconyx and DSLR cams is the investment is at risk in the field! keep us posted
  2. I pretty much do the exact same thing with the unprotected holders,,, but I have been lucky wih the protected holders and never had one go bad... I am using both,but still like the unprotected batteries better.... both ways are certainly safe though!
  3. Thanks never thought is could be a splinter
  4. I remember reading a couple years ago where a Reconyx was strapped to the same tree a sony s-600 homebrew was strapped to. the pic count was close with the homebrew having the slight edge. The ultra fast trigger speed of the Reconyx often is too fast ....triggering a picture before the subject is centered. This is where the burst is nice.. I feel the homerew sensors(HPWA) are superior and sense the subject sooner and the slower trigger speed of the homebrew captures the subject at just the right time thus really not needing the burst. (trigger speed is highly overrated IMO) The night time burst does give the edge to the Reconyx though as this really isn't possible with the homebrews...if thats what you want. I don't have any experience with the DSLRs....but I'm wondering if one couldn't be built for a comparable price to the ultra expensive Reconyx? I need the DSLR guys to chime in here.
  5. I would go with the Cs...but was always under the impression that for capacity that 2AAs=1C and 2Cs =1D
  6. I pulled an s40 today and had a black bear close-up . He (or she) appears to have 6 claws on her right front paw. Is this normal? I thought they were supposed to have 5 pads and 5 claws.
  7. Thanks....thats some usefull info!
  8. With the can use protected cells with unprotected holders or unprotected cells with protected holders. I prefer the unprotected batteries with the protected holders because its just hard to find holders for the longer protected batteries. Bill (Ko4nrbs) can hopefully chime in here as all of my 18650 knowledge has come from his research.
  9. I honestly think that the 4.5v 3cs are a little too much for the 3.6 Sony battery in the camera. I use 2 18650s(parallel) at 3.9v in my w 200s and they work well. I do think you were lucky.
  10. Even when you pull the camera batteries....the external batteries(if used) should hold the settings. Just dont pull the externals batteries until the camera batteries are replaced.(or vise versa) This is a fairly common issue with the older cameras. I'm curious if the internal batteries can be replaced.
  11. John....if the internal batteries were bad wouldn't the camera batteries still hold the settings until they were dead or pulled ?
  12. That is an awesome build! The fs7 is probably my favorite camera for picture quality and the SSII is what makes those tiny builds possible. Great job!!
  13. I have put a couple 3700s in those boxes but I had to do a bit of dremel work on the inside.
  14. After futher testing I found that the problem was that the second battery was weak also...which was the source of the problem
  15. One of my trusty old SSII boards has quit on me so I put a good battery in at 3.6v and when I turn the board on the led flashes dimly after a few seconds and the board never does turn on. After about 30 minutes the battery voltage was down to 2.6v. Any ideas?