"Long" or Telephoto Lens....?

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  • Elizabeth Swoope

    Are you planning to run it time lapse? The camera won’t detect that far away. 

    Why does the camera need to be that far away from the target?

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  • Robert Richardson

    The "target" is a beach front along the Texas gulf coast. The camera would be mounted under the eave of a house overlooking the beach (Gulf of Mexico) and set to take photos on set interval of time, not on motion. The plan is to upload to a website the photos during the day for viewing...

    Here is sample from when previous camera was working... Distance from camera to water is approx 100yds

     

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  • Elizabeth Swoope

    What camera have you been using or were you using? It’s an interesting idea. These cameras will do time lapse but I have no idea whether there’s a way to get the telescopic view you want.

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  • Robert Richardson

    The previous camera utilized analog phone line connection, old dial up speeds. Software on computer dialed out to modem to which camera was connected and once connection was achieved, would begin the download of the pictures you see above and then auto upload them to server of website on a timed interval. Not bad back in 2002, but seriously outdated now. Plus there was the continuing problem of poor connections due to coastal saltwater climate.

    Do you know the highest/best resolution photo that the Spartan 4g camera will send to user by text or email attachment...?

     

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  • Elizabeth Swoope

    If you are using premium service, the large thumbnails are 1280 * 960. It is not recommended that you send photos to text (Verizon filters most of them and AT&T can be unreliable) but you can send to email. 

    This is a large thumbnail.

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  • Elizabeth Swoope

    This is the camera I have with the most distance. Unfortunately, I don’t know what that distance is.

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  • John Lockburner

    I would set this camera in time lapse to see what crossed the field outside of the cameras detection range. The other side of the field is well over 200 yards away.

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  • Robert Richardson

     

    Elizabeth Swoope , John Lockburner,

    Good to see that higher than 480 x 640 resolution is available. Both of those look good to me... and have me thinking that the standard lens might be just fine.

    Thanks for post the large format photos...

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  • John Lockburner

    You can also request an HD image (full resolution) from the camera if you need to see something better. The newer cameras will also do video, set to picture + video the camera will send you the picture and then if you want the video that goes along with it you can request the video be sent the next time the camera checks in. 5 or 10 second videos

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  • Elizabeth Swoope

    You can also request the full resolution photo, but that’s not automatic and probably isn’t necessary for your application. I’ve never done automatic upload to a web site before but since you have, you probably have that part of the process down pat.

    You probably don’t want to post night photos (not going to be able to see a lot at that distance). If that’s the case, you can set start-stop times so that the camera only takes pictures during daylight hours, or only does time lapse during daylight hours. There are all sorts of options with the current cameras that weren’t available when you were doing this.

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