Thanks to PN Member, Nelson Cortez, I invested in one of these water drop tools for stop action water droplet, photography technology. So, my adventure began when I saw an image Nelson took and a reference to a website.
The link took me to ISTANBUL, TURKEY!
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I placed my order on October 4th and received the kit you see below on October 8th (today) .... very nice and tidy turn around. The whole time, my order status was updated with Phone text and emails telling me exactly where my package was, my waybill number was included and a link to the DHL website to follow it along from stop to stop!! Very nice, accurate tracking.
The package arrived, surprisingly, wrapped in a plastic bag! As you can see form the image below. After opening and inspecting, no damage. That was nice.
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Two boxes inside, they are simply product boxes you would find the product sold in, in any store, if they carried them. Product inside was undamaged at a glance. I turned on the unit and it did turn on. I have not yet tested it on a camera. That will come tomorrow.
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This is what you get for $119 USD and $37 tax and tariffs from Istanbul Turkey to Toronto.... 4 day deliver. To be honest, I am impressed, it is all nice quality.
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I plan on downloading the more elaborate manual (supposedly, from the website) and studying it tonight and then setting up tomorrow to give this a run. I am hoping, my flash triggers will allow me to use more than one flash. That is the plan!
I will keep this thread going until we get some really decent images and I explain to you how I go them.
The shipping packaging they send it to you in blows, BUT, there is no damage, so I guess it worked out fine.
After I opened the two boxes, I was very impressed and the fact it came in a plastic bag with a DHL label on it didn't bother me as much. The little arm I purchased for $20 to hold the unit to a tripod is very nice quality. Its not big, but it does appear well made and feels solid.
The Drop unit itself is also very good quality plastic. I feel I got my monies worth.
Now, tomorrow will be the acid test!! Does it work?? How easy will it be to set up and get results.
Note: Here is a link to the USER MANUAL, for anyone interested. I downloaded the BLUTOOTH App from the Apple App store and checked it out, very cool!
Now, dying to get started.