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Old Feb 19, 2007, 7:21 PM   #1
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Anybody have experience with a lightning trigger? There's plans on the internet on how to build them and there's a few makers, but I want to find out if they work well first. I've read a lot of it also depends on your camera's shutter lag.

here's a couple websites

this company makes them

this one is for electrical plans
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Old Feb 19, 2007, 9:13 PM   #2
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I've been thinking along these lines myself, and decided to build one to use in bulb mode, which will have a switch to set (open shutter) and the photosensor would send a slightly delayed reset (close shutter) to the camera.

Also working on sound trigger for trying to catch bullet flight. As with many of my projects, I don't get to work on them as much as I should.

I don't have any experience with the commercial one. The schematic looks at first glance as if it would work well.

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Old Feb 20, 2007, 6:07 AM   #3
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What kind of camera do you plan on using VTphotog?

I was thinking of building it too, but it appears the Rebel XTi isn't all that good for lag speed.

another thing I want to try and build is a time lapse trigger, but the parts I was looking at using will put the cost in the $100 range which just doesn't justify it. I got a book for xmas called "Hacking Digital Cameras" and I think there was a section in there about sound triggers
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Old Feb 20, 2007, 10:39 PM   #4
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Lightning TRIGGER

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