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Old 18-11-2011, 04:05 PM
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Hi Marc,

just go buy one, they are cheap on Ebay and work 100% of the time. I have had mine for a couple of years and plan to use it again today.

This was taken at night via traditional method but it is at night.

Same as this one.

However, for day time you need the trigger. Day time you cannot capture lightning reliably. It would be a one in a million shot to capture it.

This image was triggered by it. This one was also triggered by it but it was sheet lightning(not definable in the image). The sheet lightning was thick on that day the trigger kept releasing.

Have fun and stay safe.
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Old 19-11-2011, 05:21 PM
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Mine's in the mail now. Looking forward to playing with it.
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Old 19-11-2011, 09:24 PM
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Found a good trigger

I had a look on Ebay and foung a guy in Germany selling triggers for $69. Seems to have good reviews so I have ordered one. I put in an offer and got a better price, i could not make one for that price. I will let you all know how it works when it arrives. Works in the day as well as night so this will allow me to do more. I thought of making one, but not worth the time to me to save $ 20 or $30 off the cost of parts


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Can you put a link up to the one you went with.
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Some relevant info with a cool article.
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Old 13-12-2011, 05:56 PM
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Just received my trigger from AEO photos along with a Pentax/Canon compatible cable. I chose this type of cable because it comes with the standard 2.5mm stereo jack. Plugged it in the IR remote I hacked to work with the intervalometer and bingo, worked out of the box. I had to disable autofocus and various other things in the NEX-5 settings to minimize the response time with shutter opening and it feels fast enough when blocking the sensor with my hand but the real test will be when I get out in a real storm.
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Awesome news, can't wait to see your results..
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Old 13-12-2011, 08:56 PM
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And whaddya know...mine arrived today!
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And whaddya know...mine arrived today!
Shame it wasnt a few days ago when there were storms in Vic

Now you wont get any...
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Old 14-12-2011, 11:59 AM
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Andrew,

you're so right! About a week ago I rode home from the city amid a gathering lightning storm thinking if I can just get home and set the camera up even without the trigger (which hadn't arrived) I should get something. The storm was getting so bad my wife even picked me up in the car - droive home with massive lightning all around us.

Raced into the house grabbed the camera gear. Even as I screwed it onto the tripod the frequency diminished. The last strike occurred just as I took the lens cap off!

Anyway - maybe some summer storms down at the coast over Christmas.

The rigger was slightly damaged when it arrived. The On/Off switch had come loose from the rather light amount of glue holding it in place. It was only in a lightly padded bag for postage so I think it happened in transit. I've let them know

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Old 14-12-2011, 12:51 PM
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The good thing about it is that you just frame your shot, leave the camera overnight under a awning then check in the morning if anything happened. It's like fishing.
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