Experiments with Casio F1-EX with rocket launches

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  1. Mar 10, 2014 #1

    robbdm

    robbdm

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    I have a Pentax DSRL with an 18-250 zoom that takes ~6 fps of 14 Megapixels images and lucky most of the time to catch a photo of my rocket lifting during a launch. Wanted a way to catch good photos each time. I Followed sales for Casio F1-EX on Ebay, these cameras are no longer in production, shoots 60 fps at 6 megapixels, and are used to do golf swing analyst, etc.

    I was able to purchase one and tries it with my rocket launches... learning curve had me miss completely severaly launches.... I've learned to press button when motor flame starts.

    Video of photos this weekend.



    Camera also takes 1,200 fps high speed video too, will try that next.

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    jadebox

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    One of the coolest features of the EX-F1 is the "prerecord mode." Use it and you're almost guaranteed to catch a good photo of every lift-off. See page 50 of the user guide.

    http://support.casio.com/manualfile.php?rgn=5&cid=001011001

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