Using the MIOPS LASER Trigger Function

October 31, 2015  •  2 Comments

Here's a quick video of how I was using the MIOPS trigger to capture a small satsuma dropping in to a vase of water. Apologies for the quality, I didn't check the settings prior to filming, it was also in a very enclosed environment so I had to use a fisheye to get everything in. 

 

To begin I set up all of the equipment I needed for the exercise this included:

  • My camera 
  • MIOPS Trigger
  • 1 Yongnuo Flash with a flash rogue bender attached
  • 1 Yongnuo Flash Trigger and Receiver
  • A large reflector
  • A LASER pointer
  • 2 x stands (anything that will hold the laser and trigger steady) 

 

The flash and trigger are relatively cheap items available from Amazon and eBay etc, but if your camera supports it the flash could also be attached directly with a PC Sync cable saving the need for the remote trigger/receiver. 

Here are 3 photographs of my set-up.

Set-Up for the Satsuma Drop Set-Up for the Satsuma Drop Set-Up for the Satsuma Drop

The pencil placed on top of the vase was used to ensure correct focus. The lens was focused manually and left in this state so when the MIOPS triggered the camera it did not hunt for correct focus.

Prior to taking the shots I configured the MIOPS by dropping the satsuma without the water, this allowed me to set the appropriate delay, although I changed the parameters after a couple of shots to obtain the best result, this was easily done, I could have used my smartphone to change the settings but as the MIOPS was in such close proximity this was not necessary. 

 

This was a very easy exercise to undertake with the MIOPS and there are countless variations on this theme that one could use, obtaining consistent results each time.

Here's the video

Satsuma DropDropping a satsuma in to a vase of water using the MIOPS trigger system to capture the results

The Results, each one with different times set on the MIOPS

LASER (1 of 6)LASER (1 of 6) LASER (1 of 6)LASER (1 of 6) LASER (1 of 6)LASER (1 of 6) LASER (1 of 6)LASER (1 of 6)

 

 


Comments

Liz(non-registered)
I have the same question as Angie. I'm using the trigger but finding it very limiting with the length of the provided cables. You seem to be using a long black cable from the MIOPS, but I can not tell what it is plugged into. I see the provided camera connection cable attached to your camera. What is the black cable and how have you linked it to the short orange cable that MIOPS provides?
Angie(non-registered)
Hello ..... Nice capture!
Could you please explain The method used to connect the MIOPS to the camera? Is it by cord? Or remote?
I am thinking of purchasing the MIOPS but don't know how to have it connected away from the camera?

Your advice is appreciated

Regards
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