Posts Tagged ‘trigger’

PocketWizard Plagued by Poor Sales, May Have Laid Off Almost Half Its Staff

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We’re unfortunately accustomed to bad news in the photo industry. That’s not to say there’s not great news and exciting new products and a bright future ahead, all of those things are there too, but slumping sales and discontinued products are becoming all-too-common reports.

Case in point: it seems flash trigger king PocketWizard is struggling of late, with reports claiming that the company has had to lay off as many as 20 of its 50 employees due to low sales figures and increasing competition out of China. Read more…

The New Triggertrap Redsnap: An Infinitely Expandable Camera Trigger

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The Triggertrap name has appeared on PetaPixel many times before: from the very early days of v1 on Kickstarter, to an interview with CEO Haje Kamps, to the release of Triggertrap Mobile and beyond. Now we have another exciting reason to write about Triggertrap, and that reason is called Redsnap.

Redsnap is the evolution of the original Triggertrap V1 that was so successful on Kickstarter, and what it provides that the v1 didn’t is infinite expandability through attachable sensors. It is, according to Triggertraps description, “one of the fastest, easiest to use, and most affordable high-speed flash and camera triggers money can buy.” Read more…

Review: Nero Trigger Replaces Your Slow Shutter Finger for Creative Photography

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Bang. Pop. Zip. Zop. Welcome to the review of the Nero Trigger, a lightning, laser and sound sensor that will crank that shutter faster than you can. It also includes a timelapse, HDR and a DIY mode allowing utilization of external sources to trigger the Nero. As their ad copy claims, “Nero Trigger is built to help you shoot high speed photos for the occasions that your shutter finger would not be sufficient.”
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Muku Shuttr is the World’s First Wireless Shutter Release for iOS and Android

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In Japanese, “Muku” means “clean” and “simple,” and that’s what Muku Labs has done its best to create with its first product, the Muku Shuttr. A clean and simple little wireless shutter release that works with iOS and certain Android devices. Read more…

Triggertrap Introduces New Flash Adapter and Speedy App Update

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You may remember Triggertrap from our coverage of it a little over a year ago. The iOS app, which has since made its way to Android as well, acted as a “jack of all trades” camera trigger that offered more than 12 different triggering options.

Several of those options — such as the sound and motion triggers — were geared towards high-speed photography, and a new update and flash adapter from the Triggertrap team are primed to take the app’s high-speed photo capabilities to the next level. Read more…

PocketWizard Launches PlusX: An Entry-Level, Auto-Sensing $99 Radio Trigger

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PocketWizard has just added an affordable entry-level radio trigger to its Plus lineup that will hit shelves with a price tag under $100. It’s the PlusX, an “Auto-Sensing Transceiver” that will allow photo enthusiasts to jump into the world of off-camera flash and remote camera triggering without breaking the bank.
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Affordable Bluetooth Trigger Turns Your iPhone Into a Remote and Intervalometer

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Here’s another option for DSLR-toting photogs who want to control their gear wirelessly from a distance without spending a fortune. It doesn’t have the range of the CamRanger or the ability to send over a live view like, say, the built-in wireless on the Canon 6D; however, it’s less than one sixth the price of the first, and you won’t have to upgrade your camera to get it.

It’s the Satechi Bluetooth Smart Trigger, and it comes in three versions that are compatible with a range of Canon and Nikon DSLRs (plus a couple of Pentax options) for only $45.

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Trigger Trap Arrives on Android with New v2 Dongle in Tow

Apple’s iPhone and iOS get a lot of media attention, but Google’s Android OS is the world’s most popular smartphone operating system by a long shot. Given this fact, it makes sense to at least target both markets if you’re releasing something that’s intended to be widely used. Triggertrap understands this, and today released the Android version of its mobile camera triggering app.

The app is designed to be used with the company’s Mobile Dongle, which has also been refreshed. In fact, the new Android app requires the new Dongle, while iPhone users can use either version.
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Trigger an External Flash with Some Fiber Optic Cable

After buying a Yongnuo flash and finding its wireless capabilities “hit and miss”, Marcell of fiberstrobe decided to try out something he saw on a forum: using a fiber optic cable as a sync cord. The Yongnuo YN460-II can function as an optical slave, so the basic idea is to channel light from your camera’s flash into the light sensor of the strobe. To solve the problem of light leakage, Marcell also created an accessory using LEGO bricks, cardboard, and duct tape to fox the fiber to the sensor and protect it from direct sunlight.

DIY fiber sync cord (via DIYP)

StrikeFinder Lets You Capture Lightning and Fireworks on Your iPhone

There are plenty of light-sensitive triggers on the market, some triggers even use your smartphone, but Ubertronix‘s new StrikeFinder app is the first mobile app that lets you actually take the pictures with your phone. Instead of designing a trigger app that attaches to an external camera, the StrikeFinder app released earlier today lets everyday iPhone users simply point their phone camera in the direction of say, lightning or fireworks, and the phone does the rest for them.

The app only just hit iTunes today and will run you $1.99 if you wanna give it a shot. And although we won’t know how well it works until people get it out in the wild, the Ubertronix press release made a good point: “Thunderstorms can pop up anywhere.” Whether you’re a photographer stuck watching a lightning storm without your camera; or an everyday photo-lover who would love to get a few, good quality lightning shots; the StikeFinder app is definitely promising.

StrikeFinder (via Photo Rumors)