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Old 08-04-2018, 10:22 AM   #1
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Does anybody have this camera, Its on sale, thought about buying a couple if they are good...
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:44 AM   #2
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Great camera!
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Old 08-04-2018, 02:23 PM   #3
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I have one of those and it actually works very well. I have it on a trail.
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Old 08-04-2018, 03:37 PM   #4
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I don't have that exact model, but my past experience with Cuddeback left me impressed with their longevity.
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Old 08-04-2018, 03:43 PM   #5
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Does anybody have this camera, Its on sale, thought about buying a couple if they are good...
I got that Cabela's flyer but believe the sale isn't until the Fall Hunting Classic later in the month.
Have my eye on a couple as well.

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Old 08-04-2018, 04:02 PM   #6
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They work well... the battery replacement (you must remove the back cover and back cover has the camera mounting hardware on it) can be a pain but everything else is good... 9 volt external power jack is not very common so you almost have to use their accessories if you are going to run external power.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:59 AM   #7
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How does this camera compare to a Browning Strikeforce?
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:09 PM   #8
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I was there last night and got the Wildgame Innovations Mirage 18mpixel for $59 after mail in rebate.

I looked at the cuddeback just didnít know anything about it.


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Old 08-10-2018, 12:13 PM   #9
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How does this camera compare to a Browning Strikeforce?
I would say get the Browning all things considered equal (i.e. price). It would have to be quite a bit cheaper for me to go with the Cuddeback. Night time pics are not as good with the Cuddeback. Also if you are using it at a feeder I have not had good luck with the Cuddeback cams on a feeder, albeit a different model than the one mentioned here though.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:13 PM   #10
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Cuddeback is my favorite camera, I run quite a few of them. My only complaint is with the black and IR flashes, not the best quality. All but one of mine are now white flash, night pics are great.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:21 PM   #11
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I wish Cuddeback would bring back the Capture model with updated guts---that one was my favorite by far! I am running one Cudde right now--at one of my hog spots. No complaints, but then flash range isn't an issue at a feeder w/lights.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:28 PM   #12
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Black flash doesn't work as well as the other. I have had both and returned the black flash for the other. I have 6. They last a long time. They don't advertise it but they will typically give you a good trade in value if a camera is out of warranty and you want it replaced.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:30 PM   #13
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Yes, and I also have the sister model (C3). Dependable, long battery life cameras. The only negative I can muster up is that the lens tends to fog over during rains, heavy fogs and real humid times.
I highly recommend you built a cover over the top of the camera if you decide to purchase one.

Real good price on that camera also.

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Old 08-10-2018, 01:28 PM   #14
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Does anybody have this camera, Its on sale, thought about buying a couple if they are good...
I had one for about a month. Took that piece of crap back and got my money back.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:49 PM   #15
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I run five cuddle backs and that is my favorite model of them. I do prefer the brownings over these though! For that price I would buy another one!
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:57 PM   #16
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On sale now - looking to get a few as the one I have works well.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:08 PM   #17
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I got that Cabela's flyer but believe the sale isn't until the Fall Hunting Classic later in the month.
Have my eye on a couple as well.
Sale has started online.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:34 PM   #18
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I was there last night and got the Wildgame Innovations Mirage 18mpixel for $59 after mail in rebate.

I looked at the cuddeback just didnít know anything about it.


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Did you get a chance to check it out? I might pull the trigger on this 18MP camera w batteries and 8GB SD card ...its wildgame innovations I know I know..
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:54 PM   #19
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I own a few of these and they are great in my opinion.
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:14 PM   #20
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I have 3 of them some are about 5 or 6 years old up almost year around work great


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Old 08-10-2018, 03:47 PM   #21
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I have 2 of the exact cameras and will say it's the best camera I've ever had. I've had one, 2 years and the other a little over a year. They have the longest battery life of any camera I've used, by a long-shot. The only negative is it can be a little confusing for people not familiar with them to set the date and settings.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:55 PM   #22
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I have 3 of the IR flash model. Had them a few years and had good luck with them so far. Might pick up another at this price.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:55 PM   #23
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Btw, has anyone run an external battery set up. They are 6V cameras so I wonder if a 6V battery would work.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:25 PM   #24
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Btw, has anyone run an external battery set up. They are 6V cameras so I wonder if a 6V battery would work.
I believe they are equipped with a 9 Vdc external connector which is a draw back in my opinion...
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