I did it!!

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  1. cillie

    cillie TPF Noob!

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    After about 3 weeks of soldering and cursing I managed to put together a high speed flash photography system. This consists out of a laser trigger and a delay unit. And tonight I took my first shots! Many thanks to :hail: Hanno (thatcamerathingy) for tons of advice and support!!

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    Sweet! Way to go and great captures.

    Eric
     
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    Um, wow.

    Just...wow.
     
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    Cool stuff :thumbup:
     
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    err...i think i just spent the last few minutes trying to figure out what's in the reflection of the first big drop of water. nice shots!
     
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    Very nice :D
     
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    This is just awesome! What exactly did you build and how??
     
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    Simply amazing! Great capture!:drool:
     
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    Wow. I am suddenly inspired to try (note: try) somethign like th is. Everything is spot on. Now the real question is how many shots did it take you to get this? ;)
     
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    Teach me???










    Pretty please??
     
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    Wow! These are great! Your persistance paid off!
     
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    Thanks guys!!

    Well.... how DID I do it? First the main is the fact that you use the flash to get your exposure time way down instead of the camera's shutter. On the 550ex the exposure time on 1/164 power is a few micro seconds. This means you work in a totally dark room with the shutter open. Then just at the right time you fire the flash to expose the subject.

    To fire the flash you need an electronic trigger. I used a laser pointer and infrared LED receiver. When the falling drop breaks the beam a signal is sent to a delay unit which delays the output pulse depending where you want to capture the drop.

    Easy as pie!! (Yeah right!) There's a lot of info at www.hiviz.com.



    Here's what my setup looks like:

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