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#3296940 - 07/20/13 05:35 PM Camera Problem?
Lion10s
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Early in the morning (6-8 am) and late in the evening (7-8 pm) all I get is white pics. I can see deer outlined in the background but almost a solid white pic. Appreciate any help.
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#3296950 - 07/20/13 05:46 PM Re: Camera Problem? [Re: Lion10s]
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It's called overexposure from the sun. My WGI does it unless it's in an area shaded from the sun.
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#3296963 - 07/20/13 06:10 PM Re: Camera Problem? [Re: Master Chief]
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Check to see if your cam is pointed East or West. If so, turn it due North or South.
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#3296973 - 07/20/13 06:20 PM Re: Camera Problem? [Re: MUP]
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Already thought of that. It's a WGI, and it's pointed straight north. I've got it about 7 feet slightly angled down.
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#3296976 - 07/20/13 06:25 PM Re: Camera Problem? [Re: Lion10s]
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 Originally Posted By: Lion10s
It's a WGI


That'd be the problem. I've found mine to do better in the winter though.
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#3297086 - 07/20/13 09:08 PM Re: Camera Problem? [Re: Master Chief]
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Now that you mentioned it, I do get great pics in the winter. Any advise other than get another brand?
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#3297107 - 07/20/13 09:25 PM Re: Camera Problem? [Re: Lion10s]
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Unfortunately, that's another example of "you get what you pay for." Higher-end cameras have the ability to adjust for the white-out image situation. What is happening is, at dawn and dusk, the camera senses there isn't enough light to take a daylight color picture, so it switches to infra-red. Yet there is still way too much daylight to take an infra-red picture causing the image to be completely over-exposed (white-out).

Some cameras have a the ability to take grey-light pictures without over-exposing them.
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#3297147 - 07/20/13 09:55 PM Re: Camera Problem? [Re: BSK]
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Ive got the same problem with my WGI, it's frustrating
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#3297148 - 07/20/13 09:55 PM Re: Camera Problem? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
Unfortunately, that's another example of "you get what you pay for." Higher-end cameras have the ability to adjust for the white-out image situation. What is happening is, at dawn and dusk, the camera senses there isn't enough light to take a daylight color picture, so it switches to infra-red. Yet there is still way too much daylight to take an infra-red picture causing the image to be completely over-exposed (white-out).

Some cameras have a the ability to take grey-light pictures without over-exposing them.


I really should have kept my mouth shut when I told you my cheap cams never mess up. Out of 177 pics my WGI took 157 white-out pics

Worst part is I put it where my favorite buck stays thinking it was my best cam
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#3297181 - 07/20/13 10:31 PM Re: Camera Problem? [Re: Master Chief]
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my wgi cameras were terrible about it. my tascos never do it
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