Owl Date (round dial) question

Zeke

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Is this the one that has the sleep function????
 



gizz

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The owl Af(round dial) does not sleep, Neither does the owl pf(silver camera). The only difference betweent the owl af and pf is that the pf has a better range on the flash but the af still takes a very nice pic.
 

Zeke

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Thanks for the info.

I'm making a cam for a buddy at work and he found the cam in a pawn shop for $20.00...still in package.  He bought all the parts but didnt want to tackle the wiring, so I'm getting 2 new RS sensors out of the deal. He found 3 at RS on clearance sale for $9.97 so hes giving me the other 2.

I finished the wiring tonite...now just have to do the box and he'll be set.

My next will be one with the 370....I hate waiting on film!!!!!
 

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Greetings,

Not too sure about this one, but my experience with the round dial owl is that, if it does not go to sleep, it goes to "snooze". What I mean is that when the camera has been idle for a few hours, it takes a few seconds to take the shot. I assume that it needs to top up the flash capacitor. I will have more details on this after a few weeks as we plan to test systematically the time to trigger as a function of the inactivity gap for a few cameras, including the OWL.

For us it means that, if we are looking at a set-up near a feeder, I would use the OWL without refresh, but on the other hand if I am using it on a real trail I would use a refresh to be sure not to miss any animal. As it is, my recent experience with a Premier camera BF 671D, shows some animals moving already close to the edge of the frame by the time the trigger takes place. and this in spite of having a refresh pulse.

More about it later after we complete measurements.

Cheers

Andre
 


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