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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Outdoors Activities => Hunting => Topic started by: chesco_rich61 on August 05, 2013, 08:33:33 PM

Title: Trail camera question
Post by: chesco_rich61 on August 05, 2013, 08:33:33 PM
So i found a trail camera on ebay and it uses 35 mm film was wondering if anyone knew of a way to put a digital camera in it.  I want to be able to get the instant gratification of checking the film but don't have the budget to buy the nice models. I only spent 20 dollars. I plan on using it in a state game land or park so if it is stolen i'm not going to be as made if i had purchased the 100 plus models. I'm fine with the 35 mm film, but this would be icing on the cake.  Thanks in advance for your help.
Title: Re: Trail camera question
Post by: MississippiJarhead on August 06, 2013, 05:09:53 AM
I don't think I'd bother. I'd look for a cheap digital trail camera. I had a couple of Moultree 2.0MPs I picked up for less than $100 a piece back in 2007 that are still quite servicable.
Title: Re: Trail camera question
Post by: chesco_rich61 on August 06, 2013, 08:57:29 AM
ok thanks
Title: Re: Trail camera question
Post by: kckndrgn on August 06, 2013, 10:38:32 AM
Don't know what the price was on Ebay, but I know Walmart has some game cameras for $50.00.  I use one of them and another one that I picked up at a discount store (I think both are 4 MegaPixels) and they work great.

Additionally, you can get some "lock boxes" for your game camera, that will essentially lock it to a tree.  You would need one that is specific to whatever camera you purchase.
Title: Re: Trail camera question
Post by: shaggyfrog on December 02, 2013, 11:03:34 AM
I'd definitely go for a covert mpe5.  I love mine and it cost me right at 100. From all my research it seems to be the lowest priced quality trail cam.  I have seen it as low as $90 at one spot, but for the life of me can't remember where...