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thekid17
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Oct 03, 2013 18:47 |  #1

got out and shot my buddies ar-15. i would love to get the shell ejecting in focus. Should i just use a tripod pre focus where i think the shell will go and hope for the best?

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Oct 03, 2013 19:09 |  #2

focus on the ejection port...

set your camera to continuous or get happy with YOUR trigger finger while your buddy shoots...

you might take a few frames to get the one you want but youll get one. up your odds by having him fire a couple of rounds 'rapid fire'....




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Oct 03, 2013 21:11 |  #3

I take it your buddy is a Magpul nerd it seems? Solid looking AR otherwise (The anti-Magpul is just personal opinion.) What company made that one? I had a Daniel Defense for a little but had to get rid of it due to needing money. Ooooh, do I miss it.

In terms of the shot, I agree with above, focus on the ejection port, set the drive to the fastest continuous available, and just hold that button down until your finger hurts lol.


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Oct 04, 2013 20:24 |  #4

Are you implying this is full auto? I think I'd pre focus and try to time it using the PEW setting, not PEW PEW PEW.


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Oct 07, 2013 19:10 |  #5

hof8231 not sure if its magpul, ill find out. and chunk the gun is semi auto




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Oct 08, 2013 19:16 |  #6

I have found that if you try and find the rythem of the shooter, you're more likely to get that "brass in flight" shot. Also, your depth of field will be a factor. If you focus close in on the ejection port, and the brass is a few inches away from it, it will be OOF due the the shallow DOF.

depending on the type of rifle, those cases can be moving really fast. That will be a factor in freezing them in flight.


Mostly, you just have to shoot a lot. Both the guns and the camera.

Make sense?

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Oct 08, 2013 19:34 |  #7

Mark_Mason wrote in post #16356742 (external link)
I have found that if you try and find the rythem of the shooter, you're more likely to get that "brass in flight" shot. Also, your depth of field will be a factor. If you focus close in on the ejection port, and the brass is a few inches away from it, it will be OOF due the the shallow DOF.

depending on the type of rifle, those cases can be moving really fast. That will be a factor in freezing them in flight.


Mostly, you just have to shoot a lot. Both the guns and the camera.

Make sense?

Here's on of my more popular "brass in flight" photos.

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Beeeeeeeutiful!!! Start 'em young start 'em early!!


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Oct 10, 2013 20:14 |  #8

here is a video of the gun shooting and how fast the ejection is.
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Oct 10, 2013 20:45 |  #9

Hof8231 wrote in post #16344583 (external link)
I take it your buddy is a Magpul nerd it seems? Solid looking AR otherwise (The anti-Magpul is just personal opinion.) .

P-MAG, AFG, and a Chris Costa style grip on the forend, yea I'd say he is a Magpul guy (either that or he has just found a bunch of stuff that works for him, that just happens to be magpul)

Mark_Mason wrote in post #16356742 (external link)
I have found that if you try and find the rythem of the shooter, you're more likely to get that "brass in flight" shot. Also, your depth of field will be a factor. If you focus close in on the ejection port, and the brass is a few inches away from it, it will be OOF due the the shallow DOF.

depending on the type of rifle, those cases can be moving really fast. That will be a factor in freezing them in flight.


Mostly, you just have to shoot a lot. Both the guns and the camera.

Make sense?

Here's on of my more popular "brass in flight" photos.

QUOTED IMAGE

Love the pic, especially the pink fluffy jacket with peace logos on it, makes me think someones parents are military "peace through superior firepower"

Cool shot too, love seeing kids taught to use guns safely and from a young age


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Oct 10, 2013 21:35 |  #10

Echo63 wrote in post #16361831external link
P-MAG, AFG, and a Chris Costa style grip on the forend, yea I'd say he is a Magpul guy (either that or he has just found a bunch of stuff that works for him, that just happens to be magpul)


Love the pic, especially the pink fluffy jacket with peace logos on it, makes me think someones parents are military "peace through superior firepower"

Cool shot too, love seeing kids taught to use guns safely and from a young age

The look on that child's face is incredible. She is a shooter for the rest of her life. Well done, Dad.


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Oct 10, 2013 22:18 as a reply to hankpac's post |  #11

It's actually not as hard as it looks. No tripod needed because your shutter speed needs to be quick to freeze the brass. 1/1000, I think, is what I've used. Just set the camera to continuous (burst) mode and take as many pictures as you can when you think the person is going to pull the trigger.

For my T2i, I need to switch to jpg otherwise the buffer fills up too fast and I miss the shot. I'll take as many as 50 pictures to get one good one, but this is mostly because I'm waiting for the person to pull the trigger and my frame rate isn't too quick so sometimes it misses the open bolt.

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Oct 11, 2013 20:02 |  #12

Here's an example of a casing that was still showing signs of motion blur due to its moving so fast.

This was shot at 1/3000

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Here's an example of where DOF will blur your brass in flight shot.

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Oct 11, 2013 20:33 |  #13

hankpac wrote in post #16361903external link
The look on that child's face is incredible. She is a shooter for the rest of her life. Well done, Dad.

I'm not her Dad. Her Dad loves the pic though and is fine with me posting it.

Thanks anyway though!


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Oct 11, 2013 20:58 as a reply to Mark_Mason's post |  #14

Great shots! I attempted to get some similar of myself shooting my AR-15 and they didnt turn out nearly as well. I managed to get one with the shell in the the air, but of course I was in the process of blinking so it ruined the shot. Also was never able to get an image of the muzzle flash.

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Oct 12, 2013 01:43 |  #15

During our training, my buddy used my camera to capture this. I could hear him holding down the button as I was preparing to shoot. I took several pictures of the other guys, captured quite a few shell casings being ejected, just can't show you their faces.

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