Lightning Mode – This mode works with a variety of light sources, not just lightning. The NeroTrigger also detects fireworks, sparks and IR with a built-in light sensor, which, in turn, trips your camera. You can also select light-sensitivity levels from 1 to 99.
Sound mode – Although sound travels much slower than light, the response time needed to hear sound and then command your finger to release the shutter is much to slow. The sound mode is another feature of the NeroTrigger that makes it a worthy investment. With sensitivity levels from 1 to 999, your ears, brain and finger are no match for NeroTrigger. You can also set a delay from 0 to 999 milliseconds. Use the lock function to select a continuous set of images or a single image.
Time-lapse mode – This mode eliminates much of the tedium of taking dozens, even hundreds, of photos to create a time-lapse video. Select “time-lapse mode” from the four-way controller and then set the time interval from 1 second to 1 hour, exposure time as much as 1 hour and frame count for the exact number of frames your creativity needs. NeroTrigger than does all the work, triggering your camera’s shutter at each pre-set time interval.
Laser Mode – With the use of a common laser pen, you can use this mode to trigger your camera when the beam is interrupted. It’s a great help for wildlife photography and other types of image making that requires you to be a considerable distance from subject matter and your camera. The laser mode has a full complement of functions, including the capability to read laser of different output levels, a pre-set delay and selecting a specific number of frames.
HDR mode – For more precise and clear, sharp HDR images, the HDR mode on the NeroTrigger gives you the versatility to capture three, five or seven frames, bracketed at 1/3, 1/2, 1 or 2 stops. Choose speeds from 15 seconds to 1/15 of a second. The device triggers your camera to record an image at the set speed, and then single under-exposed and over-exposed frames.
DIY mode – This may be the NeroTrigger’s most creative mode since you can connect various devices via the port on the side. One photographer thought of using a remote pressure plate for wildlife or sports photographer. The plate could be buried in the ground, tripping the device when the appropriate amount of pressure is applied.
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The human index finger may be a highly developed and sensitive tool and its coordination with the human brain may be finely tuned, but it’s too slow for one type of photography that is attracting more interest: high-speed image making. If you haven’t had the opportunity to capture lightning, popping balloons, breaking glass, water drops and splashes and a long list of other natural phenomena that occur faster than your brain and finger can react, then you’re not having as much fun with your camera as you could.
NeroTrigger is the handy little device that will allow you to enter the high-speed world and record some very interesting images. The NeroTrigger is designed to be compact, fit in your hand easily and use almost as soon as you take it from the box. Two AAA batteries power the unit and they’re included in the kit as well as a flash cable, an appropriate camera cable and a hot-shoe attachment. The NeroTrigger works with most camera systems: Nikon (MC-30, MC-DC1 and MC-DC2), Canon (RS-80N3 and 2.5mm) and Sony (A Series). For other popular DSLR brands, such as Pentax and Olympus, the company offers adapters.
Although you may not be concerned with making a fashion statement with your Nero Trigger, you can select one of six colors for the face plate: orange, red, green, black, blue and pink.
It’s that immediate, out-of-box usability that makes the NeroTrigger very convenient. The 12-page manual is certainly helpful, but you’re unlikely to need it. The exterior of the device is very intuitive: On one side, you’ll find the on/off switch and an external cable socket, which is needed for the DIY mode. The main panel is well designed, with menu and start buttons and a four-way controller from where you set the mode and make fine adjustments. Although small, the LCD screen is bright and the readouts are of sufficient size. Many reviewers have found, after considerable use, that the exterior of the NeroTrigger doesn’t easily scratch and has proven to withstand use in a variety of environments and shooting situations.
One of NeroTrigger’s primary attractions is its versatility, offering six different modes that cover just about all types of high-speed photography opportunities.
Considering the amount of equipment Harold “Doc” Edgerton, the pioneering inventor, engineer and high-speed photography guru, had to use to capture his remarkable images, the NeroTrigger is clearly an affordable, high-tech device that will allow you to experience much of the wonder that Doc Edgerton did.
Visit the NeroTrigger Website, at www.NeroTrigger.com to learn more about the company and the product and pricing and access an image gallery and support services.
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