ART crazy rig for capturing insects

dv8

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Oct 13, 2007
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http://nikonrumors.com/2011/05/24/f...tom-rig-for-capturing-insects-in-flight.aspx/

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The rig has two SB-80 flashes and a SB-29 ring flash. Focusing is done with… IR lasers that are pointed at the virtual focus point of the camera. The second 60mm f/2.8 lens is for detecting the reflected IR laser signals. When an insect passes through the virtual point, the IR signal detects it and a controller triggers the external shutter. Because of the extremely short shutter lag, the “hit rate” of this system is almost 100% and the insect is always in the frame. The whole rig weights 7.2 kg (almost 16 pounds) and it took Fotoopa 4 months to build.
 

charles foster kane

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Feb 14, 2007
93,467
Croatia
Thats boss


I understand what it says about IR focus, but I'm not sure why the rig needs two lenses to achieve it. It must have very very slightly better latency
 

Gvidon

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Oct 22, 2006
16,796
Los Angeles, CA
So how does it work? you strap it on like a strap on and run around bushes hoping to capture something? Or you use air hose to direct insect toward it?
 

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