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remote controller
02-FEB-2009

remote controller

In this series the actions of the birds in flight was captured in continuous shooting mode at 6 frames per second.
A moderate file size was selected so that the camera's buffer would not become overloaded during recording.
The 50mm f/1.8 lens was used so that suitably short exposure times (about 1/800s) could be used to freeze the wing motion.
An aperture of no more than f/8 was needed to achieve depth of field of about 100mm at 5m range.
Fixed focus set to a range just before the bird would reach the rail was adjusted using a temporary target before food was placed.

A remote controller was used to initiate continuous shooting as the bird approached. The unit used was the modestly priced but very effective Phottix Cleon N8. The image shows the controller attached for convenience on the camera's hot-shoe, and the hand-held remote trigger. The device is available from:
http://www.hksupplies.com


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Patrick F07-Mar-2012 21:49
Excellent shots, very good info about technical details, Vote!
Cindi Smith05-Feb-2009 00:28
How did you get the camera to float in air like that? No wonder you get some great bird shots!
Nestor04-Feb-2009 19:17
Most excellent information,very nice remote as well.
Will have to check this web site out.
Vince03-Feb-2009 12:43
A great setup and thanks for the technical details. Vote.
Brinn MacDougall02-Feb-2009 21:42
A great toy to have..it works so well for your series..very cool!
lou_rozensteins02-Feb-2009 21:14
Handy information here! Thanks.
Ali Majdfar02-Feb-2009 18:40
Great capture, ~V
Tom Torbert02-Feb-2009 16:26
Looks like a great setup.. V
CM Kwan02-Feb-2009 13:02
Very nice capture, Brian! Thanks for the information! V
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