Nero Trigger: The Laser Function

March 17, 2013  •  4 Comments

NERO TRIGGER2-capture unit

THE LASER FUNCTION

I was planning on trying out the timelapse function this week but the weather put paid to that idea. So I cobbled together a few bits and pieces and tried out the Laser function. 

I think the makers of the Nerotrigger have missed a trick with this unit, it should be called the 'Really easy to use trigger' because quite honestly this little gadget really does make it so easy. Once set up correctly the only thing limiting anybody taking a good photo is your imagination. 

To try to illustrate the simplicity of the set-up I have included a couple of shots of my set-up. I set the Nerotrigger to full threshold sensitivity as I know when the laser beam is broken the unit will trigger, I have yet to find an instance when I need to set the threshold lower. I set the Nerotrigger to take one frame each time the beam was broken. The ease of lining up the laser beam was simple as you have a visible reference point and as soon as you see the LM designation on the unit you know you're on target. My laser pointer was held securely in place in a retort stand and the Nerotrigger, that was connected to the camera, was placed opposite on a tripod with a hotshoe adaptor fitted. My flash was placed to the right. Once all this was in place I took some test shots to adjust the delay, and bingo. All of this took approximately five minutes. The keen eyed amongst you will notice I changed the backdrop; the yellow looked stronger against the black backdrop.

My set up:

Set-Up_1

And here are some of the pictures I took including a couple where I didn't get the delay quite right. This was a consequence of experimenting with different drop heights to see which worked best.

Lemon Drop 1 Lemon Drop_2

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The ones that got away!
 
 
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Comments

4.Salvo(non-registered)
Hi,
Your photos are perfect.
I receive the Nero trigger, and did some test and I have some issues. Can I please ask your opinion?
I tried a setup near the setup of your first photo in this page, but I attached my sd800 on my D7000 directly,
I set manually the focus , and put 1/3000s , Iso 800 on my D7000; the trigger on a tripod with a hotshoe adapter fitted, I put laser mode, LM(was OK) delay = 0 and the trigger was attached by the cable to the DSLR
The trigger and the laser pen was at 1.2M (~ 4 foot) from the floor , the DSLR was set to take a photo from 1.6m (5 foot) to the floor.

The problem that I have is that: the time between the (first) break of the laser beam and the shoot of my DSLR is too long, after breaking the laser beams (by manually dropping an object ) , the DSLR did the photo only when the object was already on the floor.
Do you know how decrease the time between the break of the beam and the photo shoot?

thanks in advance
3.Scott Stulberg(non-registered)
Hey Graham,
good writing and I am also testing out the new one thanx to Erkan at Nero. Great info that you have but was wondering why the photos here at the laser blog were not visible? Would love to have seen your pics.
BTW.... you might have made a typo at the top of this review possible?? you wrote...I think the makers of the Nerotrigger have missed a trick ...
when I think you might have wanted to say that they "haven't" missed a trick..

just saw that..
anyway....... we have lots of lightning here in Sedona so I can't wait to try it out in the real world! Although I also love shooting at f/11 and using a ND filter...and getting the stars on the shots too.. without any trigger. Both ways are awesome....

keep up the good work.
will put my site below I shoot travel and stock.....
see ya, scotty
2.Graham Moss
Hi Jay

I hope you're enjoying using your new Nero Trigger. I'd love to see some storm images, that's something I really want to do but just don't have the climate. I think a home move could be on the cards! :-)

Graham
1.Jay Scott(non-registered)
My Nero Trigger is due to arrive tomorrow. My imagination is running wild right now. I cannot wait to try out my ideas and am growing very anxious for thunderstorm season.

Thanks for the reassuring review.
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