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Old June 25th, 2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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Here's another example of the Phantom HD high speed camera at work.
Hummingbirds in super slow motion:

YouTube - NATURE | Behind the Scenes of "Hummingbirds" | PBS
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Old June 25th, 2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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Stunning!

A quick couple of questions, what would be the aperture and focal length of the borescope?
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Old June 26th, 2010, 02:42 AM   #3
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On the famous Super 16 Variscope made by Les Bosher and used on hundreds of BBC wildlife progs over the years, the relay lens in the unit was a Tamron 90mm macro, and the shooting optics at the front were things like 10mm Switars or wide Distagons.
The field of view is then very wide but more than that the depth of field is HUGE! There was a famous shot of Attenborough with an ant in the foreground large in frame on a twig and both of the in focus!
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Old June 26th, 2010, 03:06 AM   #4
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Hi Steve, thanks for that.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 06:58 AM   #5
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Thanks for posting that up, well worth the wait for it to load!

Now all I need to do is win lotto to buy one. (a Phantom)

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Old July 3rd, 2010, 01:27 PM   #6
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Thanks for the link!!


After brainfarm.com and now this, I definitely want to buy a phantom hd gold camera, eh?? and then the lenses.

Yes loterry terminal here I come.
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 01:32 PM   #7
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It is a superb camera, lovely to use in the field. 2 things make it different from all previous high speed cameras; first the Cinemags allow you to store lots of shots rather than just filling up the RAM with one shot and then having to wait 10 minutes to transfer it to a hard drive; secondly it has on-board buttons allowing adjustment of the settings and triggering rather than having to do it from a permanently tethered computer.
There is even now an on-board battery set-up - I've been using block batteries with it, which were fine, but this is just the icing on the cake!
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