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Quick weatherproof camera box.

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Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #10 on: 29 / June / 2013, 10:04:00 »
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Enclosure can be tripod or wooden-stake mounted.
Where are the external batteries ?
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Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #11 on: 29 / June / 2013, 10:27:12 »
Where are the external batteries ?

OK, see photo below.

Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #12 on: 29 / June / 2013, 10:35:06 »
and another two :-
Did you ever post how you made the cover?  Is the LCD window something that the box had when you purchased it or did you fabricate it?  Also, can we see a pix of the front of the box that shows the lens "opening"?

Please & thank you.
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Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #13 on: 29 / June / 2013, 11:34:15 »

Did you ever post how you made the cover?

It is just a bent piece of some sort of dense plastic foam used as a vapour barrier when laying wooden flooring on concrete.
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Is the LCD window something that the box had when you purchased it or did you fabricate it?

Neither, I just painted the inside of the box black apart from that bit.

 
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can we see a pix of the front of the box that shows the lens "opening"?

If you look carefully you can see it is just a UV filter that is a press-fit in a hole.





Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #14 on: 29 / June / 2013, 11:50:18 »
Thanks.  Final question (I promise) ... do you ever get condensation inside?  Or  outside on the UV filter?
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Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #15 on: 29 / June / 2013, 12:12:10 »
do you ever get condensation inside?  Or  outside on the UV filter?

In my situation, I did not see any inside.
As far as outside is concerned, I would have to inspect thousands of images, the thumbnails are not much use.

I know there are a few images that could possibly have condensation   .. or maybe some creature crawled across the filter ?


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Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #16 on: 29 / June / 2013, 16:50:41 »
Thanks.  Final question (I promise) ... do you ever get condensation inside?  Or  outside on the UV filter?

I'll let you know if my new fangled box shows any evidence of condensation (or leaking) tomorrow. If I have any pictures of an owl,  I will share those too. I suspect I will have a bunch of images of a fencepost however.  :D

BTW The same box is available on ebay here.  Sadly it is a bit pricier than the Sainsbury version.
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Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #17 on: 30 / June / 2013, 08:00:06 »
Well, it seems fence posts are not in the habit of moving... however on the plus side, the box is certainly weatherproof, as we had a fair bit of weather overnight.


Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #18 on: 30 / June / 2013, 09:57:57 »
Surely it will be quite dark if and when the owl appears ?

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Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #19 on: 30 / June / 2013, 15:50:02 »
Surely it will be quite dark if and when the owl appears ?

Some owls start to patrol before dusk, and I sometimes spot them  (and in the case of the barn owls, often hear them call) when I am out with the dog.

It was about 9pm when my wife spotted one the other night, still about an hour and a half before it starts to get dark round here (in Scotland) at this time of the year. I didn't see it, but I suspect it might have been a short eared owl.

short eared owl.

In the unlikely event that I get a picture, I will know for sure. 

There was evidence of several streaks of what I took to be "owl pooh" on the fence post. (I didn't check carefully for pellets on the ground though, but I have seen one or two elsewhere), so I suspect it lands there regularly on its nightly rounds. The post in question is a good vantage point to look down on the adjacent field. 
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