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High Speed Flash Test 2.0 (364)

Did a little more work on this for a second night.

 

Made a contact trigger for my SB-800 out of some bits of foil spaced between some cardboard with a hole in it. A wire from each bit of foil led to a terminal on the flash. When the BB went through both bits of foil (and then into the balloon), it mashed the bits together, shorting the circuit and firing the flash :D

 

UPDATE:

 

Video tutorials on how to make a contact trigger to shoot things like this:

www.vimeo.com/865808/ (in nice hi-def).

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVUxKnNMW44 (in case there's any reason why the above doesn't work).

 

D200 at f/5, ISO 100, 4 second exposure. SB-800 camera right, pointing up, triggered by contact trigger (will post a photo of this later / maybe a tutorial on how to make one).

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Taken on March 29, 2008