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#987607 - 04/05/2011 22:16 Lightning Trigger!
Beanz Offline
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Hi gang,

I see it's been over 2yrs since I've seen a post on lightning triggers. How are they? Is there any examples you want to share? I just bought one from here Lightning trigger cost me around $107.00 which isn't too bad. Anyway, just wanted to see what has been happening with them...

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#987621 - 05/05/2011 05:53 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
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Gday Ben,

I recently got a lightning trigger. Have used it on a couple of occasions with mixed results. I've found that, depending on the manufacturer, it will pick up even the smallest change in light intensity. Example being on Tuesday I was trying for lightning with it and chewed through about 160 pics in about 10mins. I was able to get 5 reasonable keepers

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2004121179771.2121057.1145861180

Still very happy with the results but trying to get one of those elusive fully branched daytime CGs is still difficult as the sensor isn't quite quick enough when matched with my 400D. You may get lucky if two staccattos arc down within milliseconds of each other, but I haven't succeeded in that department yet. Anyhow good luck with it and hope to see some of your results soon.

Cheers Jason

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#987672 - 05/05/2011 15:13 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Jason P]
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That facebook link don't work.

Huge success, I don't think I missed a single lightning active storm I chased. Only use it during daylight, at night I just use bulb mode and cable release. It does work at night also.

I brought mine off ebay.
http://shop.ebay.com.au/aeophoto/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562

Just some examples, click on photo for larger.






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#994235 - 09/06/2011 10:15 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: thomo]
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What camera are you using Leigh?
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#994659 - 11/06/2011 07:45 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Analog6]
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#1004596 - 06/08/2011 01:35 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: thomo]
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel - with Lightning Trigger:

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#1004644 - 06/08/2011 12:16 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: strido]
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Geez I find the fact that you didn't use a tripod hard to believe. Those photos are awesome! grin

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#1004678 - 06/08/2011 16:31 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Big_Pete]
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Just wondering, I have Finepix Fujifilm S3600 2006 version, could I get a lightning trigger for that camera? If not, as in other option could I trade cameras for a better one?

In the topic. Nice pictures you guys. I scored some lightning myself in routine of index finger.



Just wondering, how lightning trigger works?
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#1004683 - 06/08/2011 17:14 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Noname]
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Originally Posted By: MathewTownsend
Just wondering, I have Finepix Fujifilm S3600 2006 version, could I get a lightning trigger for that camera? If not, as in other option could I trade cameras for a better one?


99.9% certain you cannot. Triggers are available for digital SLR type cameras, and then mainly Canon and Nikon.

I doubt trade is an option either, just keep the Fuji for a backup and save your dollars for a digital SLR.

Lightning trigger reacts to light, it could for example be triggered by flashing a strong light toward the camera.

I have a trigger myself, but last year was so woeful for storms here it went unused.
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#1004702 - 06/08/2011 18:49 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: ozthunder]
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A lightning trigger is very, very basic. All it is is a photodetector, which is finely tuned to notice differences between ambient light and a lightning strike. When the photodetector detects lightning, it compares it against the ambient light level.
If it is higher (To a threshold you usually set), it'll trigger. At night is much easier in terms of detecting lightning, as it's usually the brightest light source at the time.

The trigger then just signals your cameras shutter to fire. Done wink

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#1004803 - 07/08/2011 13:10 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Things]
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The photos I got without the use of the tripod - I just sort of pinned the camera to the door of my car.


This fella was just outside the house - I was inside shooting outside, which is why there's reflections on the shot. I suppose I'll photoshop them out eventually. I love this thing!





* I should note that I did turn the levels way down, as the original shot is too washed out to even see the bolt.


Edited by strido (07/08/2011 13:11)

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#1007554 - 23/08/2011 14:20 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: strido]
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I'm intrigued by these lightning triggers. I've always been tempted to get one, but am yet to see a shot where it has triggered early enough to successfully capture the myriad branches of the lightning's initial stroke. These 'branches' seem to occur only when the lightning first strikes (due to multiple 'leaders' searching for 'streamers' emanating from the ground) and any subsequent strokes are comprised of a single bolt only. The initial branchy bolt seems to set the lightning trigger off, but by the time the camera's shutter opens, the branches are gone and you're left with a photo of just a single bolt (as all the photos in this thread so far illustrate).

Has anyone successfully captured these branches using a lightning trigger?

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#1007571 - 23/08/2011 16:42 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Harry Spotter]
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They predominately rely on bolts that strobe, or last at least 1 second. The biggest problem is camera lag, while cameras are on the improve most DSLR's have a lag time of 40-120ms, which is where the problem lies.

If you scroll up and look closely at my 4th shot there are some branches on the bolt.

Another factor to consider during day is distance from the strike, branches have to compete with daylight and are usually less intense than the actual bolt.

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#1007576 - 23/08/2011 16:53 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: thomo]
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#1007594 - 23/08/2011 19:04 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: thomo]
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I was fortunate enough to get a daytime bolt with the trigger with some branching on the 11th of August. My theory is that it may have picked up the change in light intensity from a crawler and opened the shutter in time to capture the branched CG. This is a cropped version to show the detail



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#1007678 - 24/08/2011 13:17 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Jason P]
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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.

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#1007689 - 24/08/2011 15:47 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Harry Spotter]
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Mate, if we all got branchy cg's like that, we'd all be happy chappies.......

In truth, i've resisted buying triggers, simply because twilight / evening lightning is far more photogenic IMO from a purely photographic point of view. Day time structure is usually what i'm after before night fall.... and in addition this upcoming season, footage as well.

I do have some chunky solid ND filters that can slow down shutter speeds to 2-5 secs in broad day light, however as mentioned above, don't tend to use it. Each to their own i guess:)
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#1007692 - 24/08/2011 16:01 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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ND filters are useless during the day for lightning in my opinion because they restrict the amount of light coming in and hence, reduce the width and impact of the lightning bolt. I could stop down to F32 to give me a longer shutter speed too, but it makes the lightning bolt so narrow and weak that there is no point - that is my purely subjective view.

I'd love a trigger to give me a lightning bolt during the day WITH the structure that would otherwise be on its own. Instead of taking your normal structure shot, use the trigger to get structure WITH lightning. Hell yeah. But only if it renders the lightning well (which is of course subjective, like everything related to photography and art).

As soon as I see a chunky branchy lightning pic taken with a trigger (using a 7D or less) I'm buying it!

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#1007809 - 25/08/2011 16:49 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Harry Spotter]
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Could always get yourself a suitcase full of super stupidly fast 16gb cards + a Canon 1D Mk IV. Set it to JPG fine and hold down the shutter release Marty grin Better yet, get yourself two sets so you can run them in alternating fashion so whilst you are swapping the card out of one, the other one is still firing!

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#1007811 - 25/08/2011 17:09 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Andy Double U]
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Would be easier to buy a 1000fps video camera.
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#1007830 - 25/08/2011 19:20 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: thomo]
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^ At a good resolution. My camera does 1000FPS video, but the resolution is anything but amazing poke

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#1007865 - 25/08/2011 22:36 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Things]
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This is the best daytime branchy shot I have managed

But its sunset and this helps a lot. Most of my other daytime shots have been pretty uninteresting. Have avoided triggers as well for same sort of reasons as Marty and Greggy.

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#1028041 - 08/11/2011 17:13 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: ----]
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ive pondered paying good money for a lightning trigger...
being kinda broke because no bugger will hire me for medical reasons is an issue though...

here is a daytime one i shot from my own back deck about 2 years ago..
pure fluke that i haven't been able to duplicate since...
i used a remote and tripod, ISO200, 18mm @ f8 and i was using motor drive..
(image is cropped)
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#1030917 - 15/11/2011 18:59 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: thomo]
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I haven't got a trigger yet but plan to one day for those sunset bolts, it is a pain having to rely on 1-2seconds exposures all the time to get a bolt, especially with a 400D which is slow between shutter closing/opening.

Jacci never has trouble getting ALL the branches with her trigger because she has a Nikkon. Same for Willz up here, Nikkon smashes the Canon for getting the mirror up and that is the diff between some branches and many branches or none at all. The 5DMKII is dreadfully slow for this and you are better off shooting the old fashioned way for bolts.

Having said that I'd only use a trigger in the day or at sunset, after which I'd go to longer exposures.

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#1031052 - 15/11/2011 23:51 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Yer I've been looking today at the types of triggers out there.... will prob get a Patchmaster.... http://www.pmgadgets.net/index_en.php?cPath=1

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#1031081 - 16/11/2011 01:37 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: teckert]
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I will enquire with the Darwin experts as to what triggers they use/are best and get back to you all. One bloke has that Patchmaster and yep def a good one, but there is another that is also really really good for a good price. Hate the ones that go off at stuff you can't even see and fill your card up.

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#1036219 - 29/11/2011 22:45 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Thunderstruck]
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$10 Lightning Trigger works - woohoo

Worked better with front Fresnel lens removed and clear cover installed

http://justinview.com.au/2011/08/cheap-canon-dslr-optical-trigger/

Canon 550D Iso800, 1/2 second, F5.7, 18mm


Edited by TranslucidusW (29/11/2011 22:46)
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#1038011 - 03/12/2011 19:28 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: TranslucidusW]
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Yeah, I hate that as well Lennie - WOOP's, I've got one of those!
I bought the "Original" 'Lightning Trigger' 2 years ago and have enjoyed using it. If I had any interest/ability in electronics I suppose I would have 'built my own', but I was rich at the time wink . Never used mine in the pitch dark as yet as they recommend an exposure some where around 1/4 - 1/15th of a second and of course with longer exposures you 'always' get all the strikes you could ever need, no problem poke .

I have shot longer at around Sunset, 5-10 seconds on auto and managed okay. I use the Canon 5D and 5D mkII. Always on a Tripod.

The trigger is very sensitive to any static/strikes in the area, just like any other I suppose. From the site '
Quote:
Extremely sensitive optical flash sensor responds to lightning flashes at distances up to 20 miles (day) and 40 miles (night), flash strobes and infrared (remote control) transmitters
'

If only it triggered using the lightning in the view finder grin
Unfortunately it shuts off the display screen and your shooting blind. Luckily were using Digital.

Any way, I have put together a Gallery on my Web sit for you to have a look at if you like HERE.

The first 2 images were pure reflex/fluke and I do have a couple more on slide, when I get my Scanner fixed.

And sorry about the size of the lightning strikes, after all, this Is South Australia. smirk

Enjoy,

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#1269849 - 15/07/2014 10:40 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
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The latest in lightning triggers: http://www.nerotrigger.com/miops/

They have come a long way in the last 5 years!

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#1270095 - 17/07/2014 11:11 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
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looks amazing, I'd get it for the timelapse and lightning.... Imagine how good it would be in a meteor shower
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#1279986 - 13/10/2014 20:32 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
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Has anyone recently used a trigger and what have the results been like. I would love to get one but they seem to all be in the USA at the moment and our $ sucks just now. Anyone tried a Nero.
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#1306854 - 10/02/2015 17:42 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
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popeye I'm seriously considering a nero, but more for the timelapse poke I head to the US for a tour soon and at $199 I'm willing to give it a shot, So by the end of june I'll let you know how it went grin
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#1306967 - 11/02/2015 13:28 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
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Triggers have one downside, and that is probably related to your camera's shutter lag. I have successfully captured many single channel bolts, but I know that the discharge often started with a brief staccato, and the lag is too much for the DSLR to get snag that far more impressive bolt image, only the subsequent single channel. My camera is a Canon D60
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#1307179 - 12/02/2015 18:31 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
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Yeah Dawoodman it would be good to see how it goes. I have decided against getting one as I was told the same thing that Ozthunder mentioned that they are hard to pick up lightning shots in their full glory.

I have just picked up a Variable Nuetral Density circular filter which you can attach and extend daytime exposures with. Combined with a remote trigger to fire off shot after shot I am hoping it captures something more spectacular especially more of the late arvo/sunset bolts that we get. Middle of the day stuff is just too bright. Arrives shortly and the cheaper ones are about $25 no doubt you get what you pay for but will play around with the cheaper ones before investing in a variable ND filter at over $100.
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#1307218 - 12/02/2015 20:51 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
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Im about to order a trigger, this season has been craphouse for lightning at night time.

All the storms have been firing too early, and the daytime displays have been incredible, im over missin daytime bolts!
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#1307226 - 12/02/2015 21:23 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
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Get a 10stop ND filter trav. That way you can still go for the long exposure option.
Edit. Same theory that Pope ye is working on. Although i would probably forego the graduated type unless pointing into the sunset.


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#1307410 - 13/02/2015 15:31 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
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I think a ten stop at least would be pretty useless for lightning. The impact of the bolt would be massively reduced unless it was very close.
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#1307418 - 13/02/2015 15:42 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Markus]
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Originally Posted By: Markus
I think a ten stop at least would be pretty useless for lightning. The impact of the bolt would be massively reduced unless it was very close.


Fair point. Maybe a 4 and just use shorter and more regular exposures. Good thing is they cost you nothing in the digital age. Photos that is.

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#1307432 - 13/02/2015 16:22 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
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With most DSLR these days can take anywhere from 3.5 fps to 10 fps, just put it into burst mode.
Just make sure you have a 32GB or even 62GB memory card that is fast writing, put the camera in burst mode and let rip, once you have captured a strike, go into protect image and lock it and delete the rest if you want!!

With this type of photography you can keep all of your images and create a time lapse of the event!!

I have a 450d canon, it take 3.5fps, i have a 16GB card and on shooting raw holds a 1000 photos, so if i was to shoot on large Quality jpeg its just under 4000 photos!!

Yeah sure you will miss a bolt or two from time to time but you will get more than you miss!

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#1307772 - 14/02/2015 15:15 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
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Will give that a go next time EddyG to see how it goes. My 3 year old SD cards just don't keep up so have just orderd the fastest best priced card I could find. Sandisk 32GB extreme pro Class 10 should do the job. Have always been frustrated with the buffering and lag time with the old cards on my Nikon D7000. Wold have been perfect this morning here in Broome with some specie sunrise bolts.
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#1307777 - 14/02/2015 15:30 Re: Lightning Trigger! [Re: Beanz]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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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