Re: New site up with Nikon 950 images
I've never encountered any interference problems with any analog video camera
or digital still camera that was battery powered. I've taken pictures of my
static gap 2x15kV60mA NST coil and the bigger TTR 4D without incident. Only
had noise appear on line powered video cameras so far. The Nikon stores images
to a Compact Flash card, which is probably more RF-hardened than a floppy drive
with electromagnetic transducers, stepper motors etc.
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: Don Allen <dona-at-amigo-dot-net>
> At 10:21 PM 7/2/99 -0600, Tesla List wrote:
> >Original Poster: Jamie Mereness <mereness-at-dti-dot-net>
> >I finally have posted some good pictures of my TTR 4D coil. Bill Wysock
> >built it for me last year, I added a couple of factory-authorized bells
> >and whistles, and we've ended up with a real beauty and impressive
> >performer. All shots on first 3 pages were taken with Nikon's CoolPix
> >950 digital camera and SB28 flash, and 4 images use the telephoto
> >adapter. Anyone who was discouraged from buying this camera because of
> >dismissive speculation on the HV lists will be pleasantly surprised!
> >Still have 2 more nice shots to add next week, and movie section is
> >still in beta stage, but the page is close enough to announce. Let me
> >know what you think.
> Wysock's coils always have that elegant classy look to them, very nice
> and sleek.
> The pictures came out nice. The only question I have about using a digital
> camera is the RF effects on them near a coil in action. I have a Sony Mavica
> digital camera and have been using it to document the different stages of
> building my coil. It did NOT like being near the RQ cylindrical spark gap
> one bit. The only way I could get any pictures was to take it and run out
> of the room real quick before the RF interfered with saving the picture to
> floppy disk. If I wasn't quick enough, it gave a definite disk error. Didn't
> you notice any RF effects in your camera's viewfinder when near the coil?
> If you didn't encounter any obvious RF problems with your digital camera,
> that's promising.
> What kind of sparks did you get with this coil?
> "In a age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
> - George Orwell -