2 August 2011

The return of Carp Cam

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Andy has sent in his latest efforts with underwater carp video in Lake Burley Griffin with this note:

Saturday saw me take the new improved Carp Cam into Lake B-G again.

The lake had gone from reasonably clear to not so good in the preceding five days, but it was better than the Scrivener Dam episode.

The much wider lens (a $3.80 investment) gives a view of the ground and a much better depth of field.

There were some good sightings but quite a few more shadowy figures which can’t be detected in the field.

When running through the almost six hours of footage at eight times speed, the fish sitting off into the murk are quite evident by their movement.

Unfortunately, size and scale are not so easily guessed at with this lens. The 7 Ah Gel Cell batteries are 15cm across and when placed 15cm away from the lens, take up the middle third of the screen.

This means that the fish and the hook get quite close.

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Go the wide angle. Arguably the best 3 minutes spent whilst doing my tax return 🙂

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