Educate me on sound triggers!!!

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  1. Andrew T. Mironov

    Andrew T. Mironov TPF Noob!

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    I'm not sure if I'm in the right place, but I would like to know about sound triggers.
    I have a Nikon D50, and all I know about sound triggers is that they do exist.
    but,
    I don't know where to get them
    How they work
    what they cost

    So, feel free to inform me.

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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You may be able to find one on ebay. Not sure. But I did once find the pinout for the 10pin camera control connector on the front of my D200. As an electrical engineer my mind boggled at the limitless possibilities :D
     
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    It's funny, after seening your exploding balloon pics, I thought about how to reproduce them, but with the BB gun idea instead of the knife. I too am an electical engineer and I thought about rigging up a piezo sensor to the BB gun and using a simple circuit to amplify/buffer the signal and using that to trigger the shutter. LOL, that doesn't answer your question though.
     
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    No it doesn't, but I think I have figured out a way to make it work.

    Once I get all the details worked out, ill be sure to post my finding...
     
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    You can make a light trigger with one of those motion sensor security lights, wire it to a sync lead and plug in to your strobe, (metz ct 60 is a good choice as flash duration is short), hang your balloon in front of the sensor at a reasonable distance and shoot out the balloon with an air gun or similar, trial n error, there's bound to be a sound sensor on the market that can be used a similar way. There's good shots to be had using high speed techniques
     

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