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  • #2391
    sleeping
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    I mentioned this in the Hurricane thread, but I think it might be worth it’s own instead rather than dragging that one more off topic….

    So anyways, I bought a sound and lightning trigger from http://pmgadgets.net/

    The lightning trigger sits in the camera hotshoe and connects to the remote release terminal. I haven’t had much opportunity to test it live yet though.

    The sound trigger does work just fine. It connects to a flash via a standard 1/8″ mini jack, so basically you use a fairly dark room and a long shutter speed – open the shutter for a few seconds and use the flash to capture an exposure during that time. There’s a delay as well as a sensitivity adjustment, but no calibration markings on them so you have to dial it in by trial and error.

    So far there have been quite a few errors:

    But it’s been an interesting time playing with it for sure.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/awrose/tags/soundtrigger/

    #40814
    orionid
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    Triggers sure are fun. Can’t wait to see what you come up with once you start getting the feel of it.

    #40815
    sleeping
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    Some better ones:

    #40816
    olavf
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    The second one is still my favorite.

    #40817
    orionid
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    Nice. Ice cubes?

    #40818
    sleeping
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    No, I was shooting the water with an airsoft pistol. You can see the pellet in some of them if you look bigger

    #40819
    lokisbong
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    Awesome! Now I wanna try that. Just gotta figure out how to get one of those trigger sets for my b-day or christmas. I plan on getting a set of macro extension tubes for myself for my birthday so that’s gonna have to wait a month or so I guess.

    #40820
    caradoc
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    Awesome! Now I wanna try that. Just gotta figure out how to get one of those trigger sets for my b-day or christmas. I plan on getting a set of macro extension tubes for myself for my birthday so that’s gonna have to wait a month or so I guess.

    If you’re electronically-inclined, you can build one.

    #40821
    lokisbong
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    Awesome! Now I wanna try that. Just gotta figure out how to get one of those trigger sets for my b-day or christmas. I plan on getting a set of macro extension tubes for myself for my birthday so that’s gonna have to wait a month or so I guess.

    If you’re electronically-inclined, you can build one.

    Not that skilled for sure. I would try that but my soldering skills are seriously non existent. I once made a shutter switch from a wired head set for a cell phone but have had to “repair ” it a half dozen times and it’s only 2 wires soldered to a momentary switch and a toggle switch.

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