Canon 400D DSLR catches an elephant’s trunk

Sunday, March 23, 2014posted by Bruce 6:46 PM

A new location waiting on tiger…!

Elephant crossing log - Canon 400D

Elephant’s trunk right next to the SSII sensor hidden at the base of a tree.

It has taken awhile to get this trail cam working but it’s finally tripping well at a well-known tiger trail with plenty of battery life left in the cam and flashes after some two weeks in the field. This elephant was the first creature to cross in front of the external sensor set close to the log, and the Canon with two hard-wired SB-28s seems to be right on. I think the 400D with a Nikon 50mm ƒ1.4 manual lens looks perfect for tiger  (settings: ISO 400 – ƒ8 @ 1/125). I have since added a third flash to help reduce any more shadows but that will have to wait till my next field trip next week. I look forward to checking this cam and evaluate if the third flash is really needed, and to readjust composition up a tad. Enjoy.

Canon 400D hard-wired flash retrofit

Canon 400D in an ‘elephant proof’ aluminum box with three Nikon SB-28 hard-wired flashes.

Me at Canon 400D setup

LBK testing the sensor and focus..!

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