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      Prayers for a longtime Member   11/05/2017

      The Church mass shooting that happened today, was Peggy Wardens Church. She was one of the people killed today and her grandson was shot in the arm and is in surgery. Lets keep her in our thoughts and prayers. I made a topic in the "Cabin" I will keep everyone updated as I get information.
     

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  1. I've been getting pictures of this fawn for the past month, I think it's unusually late to still have spots? I assumed he'd grow out of them by now, this pic was from Nov. 5th. Must've been the runt.
  2. He know's the camera is there, you think he's trying to hide?
  3. My Brothers Bow Booner

    What a beast! Love the typical 12 point frame. Congrats to your bro
  4. I have some old slave flash parts that I'd like to use on an A503 build if at all possible. I'm trying to find some info on them to see if they will work and how to wire them up. I have 2 of everything, they were in working D380 builds. Can anyone help me out? These came from "bowarrow" here, here's all the info he could give me: "The slave flash is a vivitar 2000 slave. You can tell the board number by looking at the front of the board. The 2000 had a variety of boards in their flash assy's so each flash could have a different board model number. The slave board is probably a board I got from a member years ago who no longer makes them. His name was JonJon I do believe. If there isn't a name on either side of the board then it isn't a bigfoot or RCDavis board. Sorry but that's all I can remember."
  5. Do the lithiums work better in a503's than other cameras? I understand the benefit in them but boy are they expensive. I've grown to like eneloops, change them every time I check cams whether they need it or not. And it's not a big deal to hack for externals while your inside the camera.
  6. This might have been my issue. I ran the external wires along side the slave power wires and put some heat shrink over them. I noticed an area on the wire insulation that look melted so I cut the heat shrink off and peeled them apart. The external wires were the only ones damaged but I'm not sure if the wires were actually shorting or only became exposed when I peeled them apart. Is there a reason I shouldn't run the external wires with the slave power wires? Could they have melted themselves or did I possibly get it too hot when putting the heat shrink on? I'm going to put this out with no externals hooked up and see how it works. I might just eliminate the externals if theres no refresh on the setup. Does anyone know if the Safari board/ a503 with a slave has a refresh?
  7. Well this one has me flustered Sammy a503 with Safari board & flash backpacker, 2800 slave. Using eneloops for everything (I know it's not recommended for the board) but the cam is what's giving me fits. I came to check on it twice now and it was dead, couldn't believe it was eating thru 2AA's and 2 externals in a couple weeks but thought I might have bad batteries. Put some freshly charged ones in and it didn't work, now thinking cam was toast. Throw some more freshly charged eneloops in and the cam powers up and says "Low Battery". Try a variation of charged batteries and the thing finally powers up. Set the cam, go through test mode, let the camera arm and it won't take any pics. Open it up, cam won't turn on. Turn it off and on manually and it works, arm the camera again and it starts taking pics. What gives? I'm thinking it's a camera issue, but I've left it connect to the board while messing with it (board power off). That shouldn't matter, right?
  8. P41 Always Flashing

    Sometimes the problem is staring you right in the face. You guys are right. I've been dealing with a lot of different camera issues lately and have overlooked the simplest solution. Every once in awhile a fresh mind on the topic is all that's needed.
  9. I have 2 IR p41 w/ bigfoot boards. One flashes on every pic, outside in daylight. I compared camera settings and can't find anything different, then swapped the cameras in the builds. The problem stays with the p41. It's not the worst thing in the world, but is gonna eat up batteries.
  10. A503/2800 Weak Flash

    It's a safari board with a flash backpacker. I don't think I set the ISO to 400, I proabably left it on auto. I thought that was mainly for cameras with a weaker flash. My s600's have a better flash than this, although they have the best flash in a camera, I figured any slave would be better.
  11. Last year I built an a503 paired with a vivitar 2800 and I wanted to keep it white flash. I've been disappointed in the flash range from this setup. To me it's comparable to a P41 flash. Shouldn't it be quite a bit brighter? Below are some pics from this build, the bucks are 20ft to 25ft from the cam.
  12. Panasonic Fs7 Gamewatcher Build

    Do you have to clean out the syringe after each use, or can you leave goop in and cap it off? I've always wondered why using a syringe is beneficial. Seems it would be easier to apply, but clean up would be a pain.
  13. So I recently acquired a hacked a503 w/exchanger from somewhere... can't remember and I was wondering what my options for control boards are. Obviously it will have an IR slave flash, so I need a control board, a slave board (or a combination) & something to run the exchanger, right? What are my options? I know I could go with a Safari board, flash backpacker & an exchanger backpacker, but I used these boards (minus the exchanger) on my last build and I was looking to try something different - no offense Ralph. What else would work? Can I do a BF board & 2 sister boards? An SSII? Let me hear it!
  14. so in essence a new and improved AIO board? This might be exactly what I need to replace the one in my a503 slave build. What do you think, will I be able to swap it with the AIO on this build? If so, I'll be placing an order today
  15. Yeah you're right, I was hoping I wouldn't have to do that. What would be the smallest board/slave board combo? Maybe I could move some batteries around and make something work, if not I'll go the next route.