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  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    As I move mine around to film different areas I switch mine off and only have it on over night when hoping for night time activity of wildlife. Mine is a trail camera though, not static and very simple to use, good sound too. 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,189
    My OH reminded me that his dad used to have an Easylife trail camera,  let's just say that it wasn't the best .
    I have found a couple of articles online about cutting plastic, it's not easy. Hopefully you have someone or something that can hold the box firmly in place 🤞
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,706
    Husband used a drill to make the corners of the hole first, then used a stanley knife between them.
  • Yes @AnniD I think you're right on the camera! My stepdad bought it for my mum as a "present"... off the back of a lorry probably  :D  I've bought the Apeman from Amazon today - looking forward to it arriving. Thanks for the articles, that's really helpful. Drilling holes first definitely sounds  like the best option (not sure I could be trusted with a soldering iron or a jigsaw  :D )
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,077
    If your photos are too bright at night then just use some black electrical tape to cover up half the LEDs.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,706
    Or if its reflections angle the box away from the camera instead of square on.😁
  • Thanks, will give this a go tonight - oddly some of the pics are fine but the rest totally illegible 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    If your photos are too bright at night then just use some black electrical tape to cover up half the LEDs.

    I had to do exactly that on my Swann - only 10 of the 40 LEDs now uncovered:

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Would someone point me to the camera with a timer on it please. Make and name so I don’t get The wrong one. Many thanks Valerie 
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,706
    edited April 2020
    Amazon, Apeman ( trail cam) and if you spend about £50 you will have a good camera @valerieroberts
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