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DrSteve

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I've seen a number of photos of beautiful builds on this forum that have slave flashes.  All the ones I've seen so far have the flash at the top, the camera in the middle, and the controller card at the bottom. Most of them have the batteries attached to the lid.  Seems to make sense.

But if separating the flash from the lens is a good thing to reduce red-eye, why not put the controller/PIR in the middle, separating the camera and the flash by a couple more inches?

I know you trail cam master craftsmen must have a good reason for this.
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hydiseka

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I keep the camera away from the bottom of the build in case of the seal leaking and or the bears chewing the hpwa and water getting into the camera
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Is all personal preference. Have seen it all different combos so depends on the layout the builder wants. Most of them I do the way John said. Also may be this was the original way I saw so just got into that mode when making.
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Like most of the other folks I've always put my camera on top and the board on the bottom -- just because that's the way I've always done it. Since most of my cameras cost far less than the control boards it would really make more sense to put the camera on the bottom and lose it to any potential leak.
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