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jhylkema   Vancouver, CA  Registered since 26th Mar 2006 Tue 10-Apr-07 02:00 AM
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"High-speed gun magazine photo - how?"



Gun magazines often have pics of bullets right as they're leaving the barrel of firearms. How does one take such a picture? I'm guessing it's not possible with a D70, but has anyone attempted to take a picture like that?

If I were going to attempt it, I would set the camera on its fastest shutter speed, use a long lens (70-200 VR), focus it on the muzzle of the gun, set the self timer, and try to crank off a round right as the shutter opens. What do you guys think?

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Reply message RE: High-speed gun magazine photo - how? HVAC GUY Silver Member
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Reply message RE: High-speed gun magazine photo - how? mauibay
10th Apr 2007
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Reply message RE: High-speed gun magazine photo - how? Pete Wilson Gold Member
10th Apr 2007
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Reply message RE: High-speed gun magazine photo - how? tronic
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HVAC GUY Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 26th Nov 2006 Tue 10-Apr-07 02:30 AM
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Generally those tpye of shots are done in a dark room, camera on a tripod shutter on bulb. They will generally use some type of microphone to trigger a strobe that has a short duration to stop the action. Once the strobe fires the shutter is allowed to close.

Barry

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mauibay   Kihei, Maui, US  Registered since 08th Jun 2004 Tue 10-Apr-07 02:30 AM
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You might be interested in these:

The Time Machine

High-speed Photography with a Still Digital Camera (PDF)

James Paul ... a Maui Nikonian
http://james.hulili.net

  

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Pete Wilson Gold Member  Lake Orion, US  Nikonian since 27th Jun 2004 Tue 10-Apr-07 02:37 AM
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Bullet pictures can be taken using the D70 but special flash and flash triggers are required. The standard flash does not have a flash duration short enough to capture the speeding bullet. Do a google search on Dr. Harold Edgerton the MIT pioneer of super high speed photography to learn more.

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tronic   US  Registered since 02nd May 2006 Tue 10-Apr-07 04:52 AM
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If in Boston, stop by the MIT museum which has an amazing array of displayed stuff from years gone by including a very nice exhibition on Dr. Edgerton's innovative techniques. You'd also see literally 'core rope' memory - tons of tiny strands of twisted/roped metal wires - used in the Apollo spacecraft computer system for the moon shots. And lots of other things. Some are interactive exhibits. All are intelligently presented with an element of fun.

http://web.mit.edu/museum/visiting/index.html

EDIT: minor grammatical correction. I guess I won't get in MIT now, eh?

  

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mtyndall   CA  Basic Member Tue 10-Apr-07 05:26 AM
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You might find the following link of interest...
http://www.diyphotography.net/diy_high_speed_photography_at_home

  

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