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Re: Night time and fireworks
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2006, 03:42:54 PM »
seem to recall a thread where someone said they made one...?
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Re: Night time and fireworks
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2006, 01:09:05 AM »
I can think of making one with an old manual camera. I kind of remember something about it, too. I think they were repairing or using old spare parts or something. But before I got my cable, I used the camera's timer with a tripod.
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Re: Night time and fireworks
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2006, 08:53:34 AM »
Practical Photography has an article on photographing fireworks this month.  I'll try to summarise their main points
At a display set up away from the crowds so you have the neccssary space and also gives a more side on view of the bursts and the trails upward.
Select Manual Exposure, ISO 100
Aperture is more important than speed - set f16 if close and f8 if further away.
Speed between 8 and 30 seconds (depending on how many bursts you're looking to capture in one photo). If a long time between bursts consider using bulb and covering the lens between fireworks.
Manual Focus for infinity
Use wide angle of a standard zoom or maybe a wide angle lens.
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Re: Night time and fireworks
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2006, 02:40:00 PM »
ah ha! did a search for remote and came across this

http://www.dynaxdigital.com/index.php?topic=40.msg200#msg200
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Re: Night time and fireworks
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2006, 03:49:30 PM »
Think i'll dig the soldering iron out
I was thinking of putting connectors on the end or similar so that something else could be connected as well.

eg sound switch
I was thinking that a proper remote like the IR-1n Remote Trigger but does  Anyone know if this works with the 5d? I haven't been able to find out off the net so far but I have found all these interesting links.




http://www.hoothollow.com/


http://www.phototrap.com/   This would be nice if money was no object  L


http://www.jwhubbers.nl/mug/af-accessories.html






The one below is an eletronic projects site :-)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/259791/

some of them seems very complex for a trigger surely something like a wireless doorbell would provide the necessary to close the circuit?
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Re: Night time and fireworks
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2006, 03:18:03 AM »
Sprint16V,

Have a look at this site which walks through the process of making your own cable remote for a minolta camera in some detail

You'll need to be aware of the purpose of the three wires within the cable:

(from this thread over on dyxum)

I've got an original - the long version - and it's very useful :)

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Re: Night time and fireworks
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2006, 03:15:33 AM »
AH-HA! now I understand what 'B' stood for on the old manual Seagull I had. (I read that old thread sprint dug up).

BTW, thanks Fud for the info'. I'll give that a go, and experiment a bit.
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Re: Night time and fireworks
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2006, 12:53:31 PM »
Thanks for that fother I'll give it a try, What did you think of the phototrap stuff? Wonder if it can be hired?
Theres a place next to Euston Staion in London which hires out exotic Camera kit.....
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Re: Night time and fireworks
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2006, 01:05:52 PM »


Phototrap - interesting stuff, and yeah, I imagine hiring would be an option.

they really need to fix up their website though, looks like it was home-made in 1997  ;)

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Re: Night time and fireworks
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2006, 05:57:39 AM »
I had a quick look at that phototrap. The worrying part of that is night time photography of night time animals. Firing flashes could damage the little critters retiners. Hopefully there's some warning.
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