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Jan 01, 2012 19:14 |  #391

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Well, the arrow does not point the way you mounted it. See the picture of the bottom here: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …/images345x345/​546026.jpg (external link)

My Manfrotto branded plate had arrows pointing both directions like this one: http://farm3.staticfli​ckr.com …674_2f3910e71b_​z.jpg?zz=1 (external link)


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Jan 01, 2012 19:16 |  #392

Ohhh, looks liked I missed the second arrow all that time :p

It's even on the picture... *facepalm*


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Jan 01, 2012 19:19 |  #393

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Ohhh, looks liked I missed the second arrow all that time :p

It's even on the picture... *facepalm*

I find it a little better looking when mounted that way on my 70-200 because it looks more flush with the tripod mount on the lens. I've seen others mount it horizontally but I'm not sure if it will actually affect anything. (balance maybe?)


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Jan 01, 2012 20:10 |  #394

Mythbusters did a bunch of tests on falling bullets, and a bullet in free fall doesn't have enough power to kill a person. The problem is when people don't shoot straight up and instead fire at an angle, which causes the round to take on a ballistic tajectory where most of the momentum is still going forward and the bullet is going at a high speed.

A bit old (back in page 23) but here I go...

My school is located on top of a hill, and just below the hill is an army base. Coincidentally, the school field is placed almost perfectly in-line with the army firing range.
One of my good friends one day was playing in the field during lunch break when he felt something as if someone had punched him hard on his lower hip. He went up to the field supervisor who discovered that he was bloody all over.
Luckily no vital organs were hit, and there were practically no threats to future health, but he was taken to the hospital to get the bullet removed. He still has the bullet stored in a little case on his home desk, and it looks like it was fired from a rifle of some sort.
The school contacted the army right after this incident and it turns out the military was doing some drills on practicing firing on far targets, in this case, a red flag 300 feet short of the field. :shock:
Yes, both the school and the army have taken measures to prevent another incident like this - the school closed the field during lunch, and the military is (hopefully) no longer practicing on the red flag.

Just a story.


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Jan 01, 2012 20:45 |  #395

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Jan 01, 2012 20:52 |  #396

Master of Defenestration wrote in post #13629524 (external link)
That said...A .45 round could very well crack a windshield if only tossed. They're some heavy rounds, and it doesn't take much to spiderweb a windshield. One of those would most definitely leave a knot on your head as well.

I spider-webbed a windshield by setting my camera bag on the dash and a zipper bumped the windshield... Doesn't take much.


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Jan 01, 2012 21:21 |  #397

Master of Defenestration wrote in post #13629524 (external link)
Yup. Terminal velocity of a falling bullet would give you a knot on the noggin at the most, that's about it. I've been hit by falling buckshot more times than I care to count. It's not even painful.

That said...A .45 round could very well crack a windshield if only tossed. They're some heavy rounds, and it doesn't take much to spiderweb a windshield. One of those would most definitely leave a knot on your head as well.

Perhaps "spider-webbed" was a bad choice of words... The windshield was shattered, completely. It was only being held together, by the safety coating. Coincidentally, the bullet matched the size of the semi-hole in the windshield at the point of impact.

We had to drive back, to College Station, the next day, because my girlfriend had to get to work. Ended up taping the entire windshield (minus a spot for me to be able to see through) with packing tape. Good thing the roads between Houston and College Station (we took shortcuts) were smooth back then. The whole trip was wrought with extreme apprehension.



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Jan 01, 2012 21:53 as a reply to  @ Strontium's post |  #398

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Jan 01, 2012 22:57 |  #399

Emergency Exit wrote in post #13631249 (external link)
A bit old (back in page 23) but here I go...

My school is located on top of a hill, and just below the hill is an army base. Coincidentally, the school field is placed almost perfectly in-line with the army firing range.
One of my good friends one day was playing in the field during lunch break when he felt something as if someone had punched him hard on his lower hip. He went up to the field supervisor who discovered that he was bloody all over.
Luckily no vital organs were hit, and there were practically no threats to future health, but he was taken to the hospital to get the bullet removed. He still has the bullet stored in a little case on his home desk, and it looks like it was fired from a rifle of some sort.
The school contacted the army right after this incident and it turns out the military was doing some drills on practicing firing on far targets, in this case, a red flag 300 feet short of the field. :shock:
Yes, both the school and the army have taken measures to prevent another incident like this - the school closed the field during lunch, and the military is (hopefully) no longer practicing on the red flag.

Just a story.

That is different than a bullet fired straight up that is just using gravity to fall back to the ground. A bullet fired in an arc will still maintain much of its velocity and can hit with much more force.


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Jan 02, 2012 00:17 |  #400

That is different than a bullet fired straight up that is just using gravity to fall back to the ground. A bullet fired in an arc will still maintain much of its velocity and can hit with much more force.

Exactly. My point I forgot to mention was that despite the great velocity in which the bullet hit, luckily nothing serious happened. ;)

Speaking of cameras being thrown in an arc... ouch.


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Jan 02, 2012 02:34 as a reply to  @ Emergency Exit's post |  #401

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Jan 02, 2012 03:01 as a reply to  @ erdons's post |  #402

Been laking with taking photos, so hopefully this is a start to many pictures taken by me in the new year. C&C are much appreciated, thank you and happy new year to all!!!

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Jan 02, 2012 04:07 as a reply to  @ Sdot85's post |  #403

I managed to wrangle tickets to WTA tennis tournament in Auckland this week for today and took the camera for some practice. I learned heaps, especially that I need a lens longer than 135mm!

Any c&c welcome.

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It was quite an overcast day for the majority of the time and and I should have paid more attention to the ISO to keep the shutter speed up:

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Then I got real bad lens envy!
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Jan 02, 2012 04:15 |  #404

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Thanks. I was worried because we were out on a harbor tour, and shooting into the sun, but we ended up coming around and I have some fantastic photos of the statue. I like this one for the sense of scale and scene, but the one I plan to print is simply the statue against the blue sky. And after 2 trips to NYC, I haven't been to the statue yet, only around it on a boat.

I went onto the island a few years ago; I didn't have an SLR with me then though so excuse the Sony P&S pictures:

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Jan 02, 2012 06:16 |  #405

Heading out to the shooting range this morning so I'm gonna try and grab some cool pictures! Will report back soon. Man I love vacation! Haha


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