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by MND on Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:15 am
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After seeing the superb flight shots in Alan Murphy’s latest workshop email I’d like to have a go myself. 

Is there a commercial broken beam trigger out there for Nikon pehaps? 

I could make my own using the Nikon MC-22 but time is always against me. I have ready access to all manner of industrial photo sensors so I’m covered in that regard. I would really prefer to just buy one though. 

Any recommendations?
 

by SantaFeJoe on Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:22 am
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This one is capable of broken beam shutter release:

https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/remote-cords/ml-3-compact-modulite-remote.html

I have one, but don’t use it much.

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by MND on Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:50 pm
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Thanks Joe. I’ll check out the specs for that.
 

by Neilyb on Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:54 am
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hama-Release-DCCSystem-Photoelectric-Detector/dp/B0053WZWZI

I have one of these. Very basic but it does work. I would not want to use it in wet conditions though. You can buy different cables for different cameras too.
 

by Ron Niebrugge on Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:47 am
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By far the best and most sophisticated is the Sabre by Cognisys.  It uses IR LIDAR, so you don't have to have the reflector allowing you to do things like point the beam straight up.  https://www.cognisys-inc.com/products/sabre/sabre.php  It will also trigger flashes instead of your camera so you could do high speed trigger for hummingbirds etc.
 

by MND on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:49 pm
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Thanks Guys. I’ll read up on your suggestions. 
 

by Ron Niebrugge on Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:35 am
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You might also look at the Pluto.  It has a infrared sensor /trigger, and also comes with a laser beam trigger.  Much less money than the Sabre.  I haven't used mine in the field yet so can't offer first hand experience.
 

by MND on Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:57 pm
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Ron Niebrugge wrote:
You might also look at the Pluto.  It has a infrared sensor /trigger, and also comes with a laser beam trigger.  Much less money than the Sabre.  I haven't used mine in the field yet so can't offer first hand experience.


That looks like a very reasonable device. I'll contact them about the range of the laser trigger.

Thanks
 

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