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Help with Cabelas camera

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Well, I recieved my new cabelas 7" fishing camera today. Put it all together. The directions are poor at best. Overall I really like the unit. I can not figure out how the infared lights work. The direction manual shows a spot on the front that looks like one of the lights that light up next to a little box to the left that serves no purpose. Can anyone explain how the IR works on these units???

Thanks!

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Some cameras have an IR button and some don't. My Cabelas camera doesn't have one. The lights just come on when it senses it's dark. Turn the lights off in the room and you should see the red lights kick in.

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I tried going into a completely black room, and the light did not work??? Can IR be seen by the naked eye?

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Infrared is invisible to the naked eye. Take your camera and monitor into a dark room, turn the monitor and Infrared LEDs on and pan the camera around the room. You should be able to see what the camera is pointed at.

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Got it finally, thanks for the help. Had to set the contrast and dimmer all the other way to get it to work!

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I have the cabelas camera just the standard one and the weight fell off and I have no idea where it went! I will have to rigg something up I guess.

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Infrared is invisible to the naked eye. Take your camera and monitor into a dark room, turn the monitor and Infrared LEDs on and pan the camera around the room. You should be able to see what the camera is pointed at.

While IR itself is invisible, the lights on the cameras do turn to red. I have two cameras with IR and the lights on the camera glow red when on.

The dimmer dial trick is something I did not know about my camera. I'll have to play with that too.

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I got the same camera, there are 2 dials below my montior, one for contrast and one for the IR light. The one on the left if for the light, turn it all the way to the right and look at the lights on the camera they should turn red.

I have noticed I have a really hard time even using this camera at night, it lights up everything in the water, bugs, bubbles, whatever it is, and you cant really see anything else. I dont even use it at night anymore cuz I cant see my jig 2 feet away. Anyone have any tips or other problems with this camera?

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I have one with a 5" screen and it seems to work good for me. It has the power button a button to turn the IR on and a button to switch cameras. There are also 3 nobs on it too, one for the brightness of the screen one for the contrast and one for the dimmer on the IR. At night I use it down viewing in a hole about a foot away. I can watch my jig with no problem, it does seem to affect the fish sometimes, all in the mood of the fish. When others use the camera day or night how far away do you usually have the camera way form your hole with the jig? After reading the post about losing the weight it makes me want to figure out a way to keep that from happening, I was a little leery of the way they had that part set up when I got it.

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I it sucks the camera floats without the weight. I woult get some clamps and put one on each end but make sure you have something that will grip against the smooth metal.

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