BMFin

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  1. Use an escrow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escrow
  2. You forgot the wind component. Skydiving canopies can and will go backwards, sideways or straight down relative to the ground in different wind conditions. The FOE is also constantly changing due to different winds at different altitudes.
  3. BMFin

    Camera set up HELP!!!

    Im sorry but I dont understand the question. Are you asking advice for a helmet? What does the 2.5x or 3x mean?
  4. BMFin

    Sigma 8-16mm F4,5-5,6

    I have no experience on this lens, but it should be taken into account that ultrawide fisheye lenses have a high risk of getting fogged up.
  5. BMFin

    Great stunt

    Perhaps you ment to post this on the wingsuit forum?
  6. BMFin

    Tandem Video

    Upload the file to a server?
  7. BMFin

    Canon 7D

    When it came out, I considered it as the best choice for skydiving. Still is an excellent body. However, I would rather take something like 10-22 + 400D than 7D+15-85 for skydivng. The more you shoot, the more you realize how little importace the body has. EDIT to add: The weigth difference on the 7D is only ~200grams more than the lightest models. Makes no difference what so ever IMO. Actually I could easily mount two of them if needed.
  8. BMFin

    which digital alti is best

    I use Suunto Core. Works great.
  9. BMFin

    Camera deploys reserve on door jamb

    Or more importantly the dangers of a D-ring reserve handle..
  10. BMFin

    What external flash to use?

    In freefall there is not much use for automatic features such as ETTL etc. Option A. (cheap) If you only use your flash in low light conditions, or you want to underexpose the ambient, then pretty much any old (large) flash will do just fine. You will want to use it on manual and within the cameras sync speeds so there wont be any benefit on spending money on an expensive flashgun. Old Vivitars are very popular among strobists since they are cheap. Option B (Medium) However, if you want to use your flash also during the day time in sunlight as a fill flash I recommend you get a flashgun with High speed sync (HSS) (If you are using Nikon, they call it FP) Option C (more expensive) If you have more money and want to get serious get a flashgun that accepts an external battery pack. This will reduce the recycle times of the flashgun and you will be able to use it more during one jump. High speed sync for example will use a lot of power and it takes a lot of time to recycle the flash. Option A: Any larger used flash, even old ones. Look for them at Ebay for example. Option B: EX 420, EX 430 Option C EX 550, EX 580 plus the battery pack.
  11. BMFin

    DSLR, Canon vs Sony vs Nikon

    Basically all camera bodies are suitable, but remember that there might not be "ready made" mouth switches for the less popular brands/models. Also remember that Canon has the best range of lenses availeable. Personally I use Canon because of the lenses. Nikon has also nice lenses, but IMO sony is far far behind..
  12. This lens is manufactured by samyang. It is also marketed as bower and some other labels. They are all identical lenses. Only the name is different. I have made some hand held self portraits with it. I have also dropped my camerahelmet including this lens from about 1000 feet. Lens is still as good as new. Some of the first jumps i had problems with it fogging up. I still havent made enough jumps with it to really tell how often this happens. See some of my pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/23307727@N08/ Search this forum for samyang to find more info.
  13. Seems nice. How does the transmitter look like ? How long is the range ? What frequency does the system use ?
  14. BMFin

    High res pic of a Spock

    [url http://static.open.salon.com/files/spock1247632223.jpg]Here[/url] you go! Sorry, couldnt resist..
  15. One of my class mates in junior high school had similar eyeglasses about 12 years ago. He was secretly filming school life for Norwegian documentary film producers and to maintain authenticity, the camera should remain hidden. Ofcourse at those times the recording medium had to be stored somewhere on his clothes.