Got a new trail camera

Discussion in 'Trail Cameras' started by buttonbuckmaster, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. buttonbuckmaster

    buttonbuckmaster Grizzled Veteran

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    My uncle gave me his Cuddeback no flash yesterday. He bought it less than a year ago and said he didn't have any desire to use it anymore. Christmas in July baby!:d :nana: :rock:
     
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    Sweet dude! Now get it out there!
     
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    Let me know what you think of it. I have an Excite I've been very happy with and have been thinking about getting a NoFlash as well. Although the Moultrie I40 looks like a nice camera for the money as well, I like the fact that the Cuddeback is a little smaller and easier to secure to the tree via the screw-in method.
     
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    Justin, I've got 4 I40s and am not real impressed.....I'll probably do a review on them here soon.
     
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    What specifically don't you like about them? From the guys I've talked to the only thing they don't seem to like is that they make some sort of noise when they take a picture. Other than that, I haven't heard much bad about them. My biggest concern is price. If it were no object I would get a Reconyx but at $500+ for one unit, I can get two I40s and cover twice as much area.
     
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    The trigger speed is a little slow. The strap to attach it to the tree sucks.....but that's a small problem. Most of the time I have to put a stick near the bottom of the camera to make sure it's pointed up high enough. It tends to take "night shot" pictures during the day. Yes, it does make noise......there is a filter or something that slides over the lens when it takes a picture, either day or night...can't remember. Tends to be quite a few blurry pictures. I checked one yesterday that had been out for 3 weeks, it took 224 pictures next to a marsh, most were of nothing. It kept going off when it was windy.

    Here's what I like. The price. Battery life is unbelievable. Easy to use. Takes good pictures during the day. Did I mention the price?

    With all that said, I'll probably get more. I have a lot of bears up here and I don't want to put expensive cams out.

    I'll post some pics soon.
     
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    He gave me the optional bear box for it, too. No bears here, but after I had a moultrie stolen last year, he splurged for the extra protection. :moose:
     
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    Jason (BM) posted some extremely blurry pics with his I-40... looked like crap. Everyone told me after buying my D-40s I should have bought the I-40s, but now I'm glad I didn't.
     
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    X2 I've got an I40 that I was having problems with so I got a $50 Wildview and put it opposite the Moultrie. The Moultrie has gotten 27 and 40 pics the last 2 times I checked it while the Wildview got 276 and 385.

    I'm not happy I dropped 2 Benjamins on the Moultrie to say the least.
     
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    How were the quality of the Wildview pics in comparison to the I40? Were a lot of them blanks, or was there deer/animals in every photo?
     
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    My wildview gets alot of blanks. I have the $50 cheapie, so definately a case of you get what you pay for.

    I put the Cuddeback up last night. I screwed the bear box to the tree, then locked the case. Hope thats enough.:confused:
     
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    Sweet deal man...I have been running GameSpys and am looking to update the fleet. Over all for the price I haven't been disapointed.
     
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    When you posting up pics?
     
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    You will love the camera BB.I have a no flash and love it,It is my goto camera.I have taken about 2200 pictures in two seasons with no problems.Picture quality is pretty good and battery life is real good.
     

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