Someone here have any experience with these yet? I like the ideal of them, but I'm not too sure how they perform. Feed back?
Great info! Do you know which Lexar 8GB SDHC you are using in the DPS? They make a class 4 and class 6...maybe you can post a web link?I got my Primos DPS last Thursday. I read thru all the blogs I could find before ordering it. The problems I found were with SD cards and the gasket. The cheap SD cards don't seem to work. I bought two Lexar 8GB SDHC cards on sale, at a local retail store. I put in 8 Energizer Max alkaline batteries. The gasket does seem to want to fall out, after the door is closed for some time. I took a toothpick and carefully lifted up a corner and put a small dab of silicone rubber under each corner, top and sides. I wiped off the excess and let dry over night. Problem solved. I have an old apple orchard, butting up against a cedar swamp. I set it up with the enclosed strap. Having the hanger accessory would have been easier for setup. I used a rubber doorstop, wedged behind to correct the angle. Time to test: I attached midafternoon and it worked flawlessly. I caught a big Tom turkey coming up a path I cut. Toward dark it caught a big doe and two fawns eating fallen apples. It shut off at dusk and came back on at dawn. It then caught a red fox coming up the path. I retrieved the camera and viewed the results. The program works great. I have been testing it daily. Our bow, deer season starts on the 17th. I want to use it, in season, on suspected movement area's.
I found that the 5 second setting works for me. Those critters can move a lot in 5 seconds and any slower, I seem to miss them. I put a number on the each SD card, with a sharpie pen, so I know which is which. The 8GB cards I have is full after 30 hours, in the 5 second mode and no midday shutoff. This will work for me, because I have no need for long term survielance in one spot. The battery life is excellent, so far, in the warm environment. I am going to test rechargable batteries soon, just to see what happens. When it passes all my tests, it will have a place in my backpak.