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Old 06-06-2008, 08:06 AM
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i was just wondering what you guys look for in trail cameras when you go to buy one?
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:21 AM
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One that doesn't empty my bank account. I just got a new digital Cabelas 5.2(i think). Haven't had it out yet but seen the older models work really good. I have two 35mm cameras and i'm fed up with them and the one hour photo shop, I didn't know that one hour photo means they only develop pictures one hour every other day, what a joke. In other words stick with digital and look at mega pixels, flash distance and trigger speed.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:22 PM
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This is what I use.

No need to go check your camera, you can do it all from your computer right at home!!

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I look at quality of photos and battery life. I use to use alot of cuddebacks. But after a year or so something wouldnt work. And the customer service was horrible. I am currently using stealths right now and absolutely love them! Plus you can buy a rechargeable battery for them that last along time. Also you can buy a few of them for what the cudde costs!
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:44 AM
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ditto on Bull's post...I need to pick up some of those rechargeable 12v packs, he has cameras out for over a month w/o needing a battery.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:46 PM
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Hey bullmoose, how does the 12v work on the stealth? I have two other cameras but just bought a stealth and it takes 6 AAs and I was wondering if the 12v system is worth it?
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:02 AM
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it's definitely worth it, bc they are rechargeable and they last a long time per charge
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Hey bullmoose, how does the 12v work on the stealth? I have two other cameras but just bought a stealth and it takes 6 AAs and I was wondering if the 12v system is worth it?
They work great! I will not own another camera without having the rechargeable battery to go with it.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:29 AM
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I have five Moulties and like them alot. Now the older ones 1.3mp, you have to face up and down the trails so that you'll get photos or put the at bait sites. The thing I like about them is the fact you can also get rechargable 6V batteries for them and also use an mini solar panel to keep them charge throughout the summer. Last year but one out at our Moose camp the first weekend in August an when we got back to it the next time it was the second weekend in October an the battery was still fully charged and the camera ws taking picture still. I have three of the 1.3mp and two 2.1mp cameras an like them all. Have kept them out till the middle of January in the past.

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Old 06-11-2008, 08:26 AM
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I have a Moultrie IR40 and love it. Battery life is longer than I expected but at some point soon, before fall, I'll convert it to 6 or 12v with a solar panel like on one of my feeders. Another feeder I have is on a 6v rechargeable but it's a pain in the butt. If you got with a 6 or 12v on your camera, spend the extra 20 bucks for the solar panel so it's always working.
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