Water Droplet Macros
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26-01-11, 01:26 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North Herts
(it's Cathus, no C in the middle)
Actually you guessed wrong, it was more expensive & I had to pay an additional £99 import duty & VAT, the VAT was about £77 so you can easily work out the full cost.
Yes, I'm very happy with it.
Take a look at the manufacturer's website & you'll see some uses for the equipment. It is used in any situation where you might want to capture a specific moment in time & take out all the guess work.
Have a go at getting a similar shot & let me know how many attempts it takes you. With the equipment you can repeat it as many times as you want, you can also tailor it to capturing any moment down to a thousandth of a second.
So what else can you use it for?
you can use it to trigger the flash camera on sound or movement. It comes with a microphne, a motion detector & an infra red or laser sensor trigger so if anything crosses the beam it will fire.
The microphone is sensitive enough to pick up a pin hitting a table or touching a balloon, ever seen those photos of water filled balloons bursting in the Daily Telegraph last year? taken with this equipment, what about bullets (or air rifle slugs) going through various objects that only high speed flash will capture?
Ever see the shots of that guy's garden here he shot bats feeding off the surface of his pond? was on tv & national press last year.
Someone else uses it to capture insects feeding, they go through the beam & the equipment gets a shot, have you ever tried to take a photo of an insect in flight?
Others are using it to capture shots of birds feeding or in flight, leaving or landing on bird tables or feeders, wildlife in the garden or beyond.
It's a specific piece of equipment with a specific role but it's uses are limited by the imagination of the user. I've only had it a few weeks & only used it for water droplet shots, but seeing as I have already sold 3 shots, it may well pay for itself sooner than one of my lenses.
Saying all it can do is take water droplets is a bit like saying why did you bother to buy a macro, all it can do is take closeups.
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