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#3281966 - 07/03/13 10:10 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Wes Parrish]
Wes Parrish
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Read the customer review dated 06-25-2013 at this link:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunting/O...%3Bcat103867380

This is fairly typical of so many reviews where a user has tried multiple brands.

I remain flabbergasted that Leupold put out a junk cam.

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#3282100 - 07/04/13 08:03 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: W.Seay]
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 Originally Posted By: W.Seay
Im telling you guys, dlc covert black 60 is the best bang for the $$! $139.00


I just don't like the night pictures I've seen from test units. Too blurry for my needs.
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#3282695 - 07/04/13 09:41 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: BSK]
nodog
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I tried and returned 3 other cams about 3 years ago starting low and working my way up to a cuddy at $250, none of them worked all that well. I ended up finding a guy who shipped HC500's tmd for $395. I mentioned returns and he said he'd take it back no questions asked, but no one ever did. The reconyx took 100+ times more pics, at a greater range than the other 3 put together.

It's still going strong and worth every penny. It also came with an excellent mapping software.

If I did buy another cam I'd do the same thing, buy them from a place that takes returns no questions asked and set it out for a couple weeks, but now I'd set it out next to the reconyx. \:\) If it even took half the pics I'd probably keep it. I really don't need thousands of pics to go through.

I have 2 hc500's and in side by side tests they both work exactly the same. I call that good quality control.
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#3282700 - 07/04/13 09:48 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Wes Parrish]
nodog
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
Read the customer review dated 06-25-2013 at this link:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunting/O...%3Bcat103867380

This is fairly typical of so many reviews where a user has tried multiple brands.

I remain flabbergasted that Leupold put out a junk cam.


yep, i didn't want to spend 400, but to get one that did what it was supposed to do i didn't find any other option.
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#3282876 - 07/05/13 09:06 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: nodog]
Mike Belt
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I couldn't agree more with you guys about the price of the ReconyX cameras. They're expensive and I can't believe I paid the money I did. Right now I don't regret it for a minute. Compared to what I spent prior to that on cameras and batteries, and the frustrations experienced along the way not to mention all the lost time and effort, I've averaged more pictures at a less than yearly average cost of prior units. I'd still pay their asking price for more cameras. All the downsides to other units following the hype of their effectiveness has made me highly skeptical. I don't have the time, money, or inclination to experiment. I'll continue using a camera that I have 100% faith in each and every time I set it out.
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#3282909 - 07/05/13 09:37 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Mike Belt]
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Right on the money, Mike
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#3282939 - 07/05/13 10:35 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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Reliability is number 1 for me, I have to be able to count on my cameras workings. If I didnt homebrew I would definitely be buying Reconyx, I just wouldnt be able to afford as many as I have now. I just hope they keep up with their QC.
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#3282955 - 07/05/13 11:07 AM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: smstone22]
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I completely understand what you're saying smstone22. I just keep holding out hope (and Wes would say it's a false hope!) that one of these other camera makers will begin to equal the quality of Reconyx. So far, I haven't found a company with Reconyx's quality, but I do think a couple of the Chinese cam manufacturers have made big strides in the last 2 years.

In fact, I'm about to bet another $500-600 on more equipment from a Chinese company. Let's hope I don't lose that bet!
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#3283282 - 07/05/13 07:35 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: BSK]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
I completely understand what you're saying smstone22. I just keep holding out hope (and Wes would say it's a false hope!) that one of these other camera makers will begin to equal the quality of Reconyx. So far, I haven't found a company with Reconyx's quality, but I do think a couple of the Chinese cam manufacturers have made big strides in the last 2 years.

Actually, BSK, I agree with you.
I also have hope that eventually the competition of the free-enterprise system will raise the quality control, make the innovations sizzle, and lower prices = all equaling much greater value to the end consumer.

It's just that the progress has been remarkably slow compared say to regular cameras and computers.

 Originally Posted By: BSK
In fact, I'm about to bet another $500-600 on more equipment from a Chinese company. Let's hope I don't lose that bet!

I hope you win that bet, but I consider the odds still too low for me to take. Let someone else be the guinea pig. ;\)

With the relatively cheap high-quality regular cameras coming out of Japan, I'm surprised some innovating Japanese company hasn't jumped on producing trail cams. They COULD produce quality trails cams for about the same price as the Chinese junk.

All we need is a company like Nikon or Sony to simply start putting together something similar to what homebrewers are currently doing, using their proven real cameras (instead of those cheap "image processors" used by the Chinese), and they could corner the market overnight.

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#3283326 - 07/05/13 08:37 PM Re: New Reconyx cameras [Re: Mike Belt]
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Reconyx cameras may be great but for the price, I'd rather build 5 homebrews.
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