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#1307777 - 14/02/2015 15:30 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
Brett Guy Offline
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Registered: 05/10/2010
Posts: 4822
Loc: Bently Park, Cairns
Interesting idea that one. Although the fact I prefer to shoot RAW would kill any chance I have even with a class 10. only get about 7 or 8 shots before the buffer fills on the 700D. It is certainly a technical thing to photograph and I am amazed amazed at the quality of some of the pics that people manage to get.

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#1307792 - 14/02/2015 16:18 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
Popeye Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 30/12/2006
Posts: 7716
Loc: Cable Beach - Broome WA
My old cards are class 10 and they are slow (not quick enough). Must be a whole range of class 10 cards out there. The 32GB one was around $64 and came with this description.

SanDisk® SDHC™ Class 10 Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-1 Memory Card - The SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I memory card features technologies that were previously only available in our professional line of CompactFlash® memory cards. Managed by the Power Core™ Controller, the SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I memory card raises the bar for speed and performance within the SanDisk SD™ memory card product line. The advanced Error Correction Code engine improves overall data integrity and reliability of the card during read and write. Experience RAW + JPEG continuous burst mode shooting and capture fast-action Full HD† video like never before. For capturing Full HD video or that professional shot-trust SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I memory cards for your DSLR or HD camcorder
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#1321633 - 23/03/2015 19:51 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
Dawoodman Offline
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Registered: 14/03/2010
Posts: 1184
Loc: Thoopara; Prossie/ Bayswater
My MIOPS NT arrived today.... Looks like it will become an essential part of my kit..... Can't wait to test it out, however I don't think I'll get to test it out before I head to america
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#1330155 - 26/05/2015 18:19 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Harry Spotter]
JasonNorin Offline
Cloud Gazer

Registered: 25/05/2015
Posts: 4
Loc: Philippines
Originally Posted By: Harry Spotter
Ah thanks guys. I'd really like branches like this!



But it seems the camera is as much at fault as the trigger (if not more so).

The branches are still present when the lightning first makes contact with the ground; but they seem to disappear for any subsequent strokes of the same strike. Which is a pity... and it means my problem remains, for the most part.

Thanks for that chart of shutter lag times, Leigh.

Cheers,
Marty.


Now this is just brilliant. Give me goosebumps. Great photo!

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#1339305 - 24/08/2015 14:22 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
Rob VK2GOM Offline
Cloud Gazer

Registered: 02/10/2011
Posts: 21
I just downloaded the Magic Lantern firmware onto my 5D-III and that has a built in lightning trigger. You set the camera into Live View, and when it senses a sudden change in exposure, it fires the shutter. I've caught loads of strikes this way. The best bit is the cost... Free!

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#1339918 - 31/08/2015 15:13 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
Dawoodman Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 14/03/2010
Posts: 1184
Loc: Thoopara; Prossie/ Bayswater
Hey guys.... an update on my MIOPS NT lightning trigger..... Probably wasn't the best performance when compared to a couple of other triggers that people had on my storm chasing tour, however, it did grab a couple of daylight shots. Unfortunately it activates on strobing lights and refractions of light off lakes for example. It also activated with reflections of cars driving past so Its almost no better than setting up continuous shots. That said it activated for around 80% of bright lightning flashes.

My overall opinion for the MIOPS NT trigger would be get it for lightning AND its other features like timelapse and sound and vibration activated. $200 bucks its not bad, you can use a phone app to set it up and the price included shipping grin
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#1358046 - 10/01/2016 23:11 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
marakai Offline
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Registered: 05/01/2006
Posts: 1723
Loc: Maryfarms NQ
Probably a little OT but an informative read for those considering Filters to get their daytime lightning shots.
http://www.redbubble.com/people/peterh11...density-filters

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