Lightning Trigger

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  1. pmgadgets

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    You can visit the following site if you are interested in taking lightning photos..

    Lightning Trigger

    The followings are sample photos taken by using the gadget..


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    Thats pretty neat.
     
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    How exactly does it communicate with the camera?

    Does it communicate through the hot-shoe (not sure if that's even possible), or is there some unseen cord it's using?
     
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    In the videos on the website there is a cord that connects into the camera's interface, so I'm assuming it would plug into the same port that would connect a GPS unit (on my D5000, at least).

    Looks like a neat product...I'll have to squirrel away some dollars so that I can afford it!
     
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    It is connected by a cable from shutter release port of DSLR.
     
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    A new one..

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    And another one...

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    Golf in a lightning storm? Well, I guess that's one way to cleanse the gene pool.

    I'm satisfied right now with my little remote and a snort of brandy to capture/watch lighning storms.
     
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    I used a shutter release last time, pointed the camera at the part of the sky I was hoping to get a picture, set the shutter speed to a few seconds, and pushed the remote all the way to the top so it would take continuous pictures until I stopped it. Out of 300 or so pictures I got a few keepers. : ) Im thinking this toy might be easier on my camera if I were to try it again. :D but I did use my older camera for it.
     
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    Hmm, so wouldnt you just need an optical slave hooked up to the remote jack? there should be a DIY or a cheaper way to do this than for $100.

    Hmm, wonder if my vivitar cord would fit in a headphone jack. :D but id be concerned id fry the camera. anyone want to try this for me? :)
     
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    Hey, it is not $100, just $97 ;)

    All the kidding aside, $97 is not too much especially once it is compared with the equivalent products..

    Regards..
     
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