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Welcome to podcast number 118 which is a continuation of podcast 113.  Fred and Jim use the Camera Axe and Projectile module to trigger a flash from a pellet gun and shoot some more crackers, balloons and even potatoes! In addition, they use a Sony NEX-5 in addition to a Canon 5D III to prove the camera isn't that important in high speed photography,  The light comes from a single 580 MKII flash triggered by the Camera Axe.  The flash is dialed down to a factor of 1/128 in order to produce a flash around 20,000 of a second.  The results can be amazing!

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More information on the Camera Axe can be found at www.dreamingrobots.com and we recommend you check out www.techphotoblog.com/tpb-90 for a nice video blog post on the accuracy of the projectile module from the designer, Maurice Ribble.

In the news, Blocks camera is raising funds on Kickstarter for a modular camera, Metz of Germany has declared insolvency, Hasselblad has announced a $2395 mirrorless camera and tune in for more!

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Welcome to the Fotobug Podcast number 113!  Photokina is now underway and we expect lots of announcement of new products over the coming weeks.  Canon has released the upgrade to the 7D, the 7D Mark II and Nikon has just released the new D750 full frame DSLR.  Jim and Fred discuss these as well as the new Western Digital My Passport portable drive with an SD card reader built in. Canon is also celebrating their 70th anniversary and Tamron has announced a 15-30mm f/2.8 zoom for full frame cameras.

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Fred and Jim continue testing the NeroTrigger, this time testing the sound trigger.  The setup included firing a pellet gun at various objects after dialing in the proper delay (actually it was discovered no delay was the setting that worked best).  Several balloons and crackers sacrificed themselves for this test!  The Nerotrigger is connected directly to the flash and you must have a darkened space in order to capture high speed flash images. If you try this yourself, please keep safety in mind and be careful with the pellet gun - you could put your eye out :) !

Last minute call for the following workshops:
Black Hills Shootout - Sept 25-27 - in Rapid City - www.thephotoshootout.com
Maine Fall Colors, Moose & Black Bears - Oct. 2-5 - www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com
Slovenia Fall colors in the Julian Alps - Oct. 17-24 - www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com

The next podcast will feature highlights from the Black Hills Shootout!

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