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New Hama IR Remote Trigger Ideal For Sports And Wildlife Photography

New Hama IR Remote Trigger Ideal For Sports And Wildlife Photography - Hama's latest trigger is activated by motion and is designed to help you never miss a shot.

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Hama IR Trigger

Hama have released a new IR Remote Trigger which they say is ideal for sports, wildlife and target photography because of the 'unique photoelectric detector is activated by motion and subsequently triggers your DSLR at precisely the right moment.'

To use the remote you have to position the receiver and transmitter opposite each other, up to 5 metres away, to create the photoelectric signal. The photoelectric sensor is battery powered which means you aren't restricted to working in places that have electrical sockets and it can be connected to the camera via a separate extension cable broadening the range of use. The device is suitable for any camera with a connection for an electric remote release and can be used separately as an infrared remote control for all cameras with a remote input.

The following parameters can be adjusted:
  • Continuous shooting (possible with program, semi-automatic system or manual settings)
  • Long-term exposures (bulb)
  • Timer (4 seconds)
The IR Remote Trigger is available for £79.99 (SRP). For further informatio, visit Hama.

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JackAllTog e2
5 3.6k 58 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 2:16PM
O! this looks very nice, i'd love to see a review on this for garden bird photography, i think the trigger extension cable (article 00005215) would be a must have in this case.
Nothing on the hama site about shutter delay, but i imagine its no more than a few milliseconds.
Also i'd be interested on how long after triggering it needs before it can retrigger if a number of moving subjects were to keep passing it (bear in mind here that the trigger may be used with AF and AF will need to finish focussing before the shot is taken, yes i assume mostly it would be used in MF shots.)

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cattyal e2
9 6.0k 6 England
12 Jul 2011 9:16AM
My colleague has just laughed at me for sitting here rubbing my hands together and going ooh..... Smile I really don't need one but........
joshwa e2
3 600 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2011 9:28AM
Smile I've asked them to send us one for review.
NikLG 9 1.7k England
12 Jul 2011 10:25AM
That's pretty cool.
Anyone have any idea how they'd attach to a tripod ? Would one need some kind of adaptor or something ?
cattyal e2
9 6.0k 6 England
12 Jul 2011 10:38AM
looks like they're threaded on the underside so just screw onto your tripod baseplate
mad-dogs 12 2.2k England
12 Jul 2011 10:44AM

Quote: That's pretty cool.
Anyone have any idea how they'd attach to a tripod ? Would one need some kind of adaptor or something ?

Did you follow my link above and explore the photo gallery?
cattyal e2
9 6.0k 6 England
12 Jul 2011 10:50AM

Quote: That's pretty cool.
Anyone have any idea how they'd attach to a tripod ? Would one need some kind of adaptor or something ?

Did you follow my link above and explore the photo gallery?

I did Smile
NikLG 9 1.7k England
12 Jul 2011 3:57PM
...so did I. Sad
cattyal e2
9 6.0k 6 England
12 Jul 2011 4:08PM
click on the 'photo gallery' button under the thumbnail of the wotsit Smile
Ian G W 11 396 3 England
13 Jul 2011 10:51PM
'unique photoelectric detector is activated by motion and subsequently triggers your DSLR at precisely the right moment.'

I can just imagine buying this and getting endless pics of various wildlife just entering the frame - I imagine it is difficult to set the sensor up such that the shutter is triggered when the subject is perfectly framed!

I'm sure people will buy it (possibly including me!) - perhaps when there are a few around Ephotozine could do a feature or competition to see the best results obtained.
JackAllTog e2
5 3.6k 58 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 10:56PM
Ian, i though that as well initially, but thinking again i'd put the "beam" in the centre of the frame and prefocus etc. then when triggered the wildlife will be frame centre.
Cheers, Stuart
17 Jul 2011 2:24PM
Has anyone found anywhere that has got stock for sale yet?
JackAllTog e2
5 3.6k 58 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2011 6:04PM
Did anyone buy one or review one yet? Joshwa asked Hama back on the 11th but notthin seen yet?
cattyal e2
9 6.0k 6 England
29 Jul 2011 6:19PM
it could have been fun to play with this weekend with two kids running around the garden Smile
craigdonnelly 13 260 England
27 Dec 2011 7:40PM
Did anyone get one of these yet??? I got one last week (birthday present) and am struggling with it.

It works fine as a simple ir remote trigger, but I can't get the ir beam break trigger working.

The instructions are pretty poor and no amount of fiddling seems to make any difference. Dunno if I have a duct one or if its just not set up properly. Can anyone help?!?!

Cheers

Craig
JackAllTog e2
5 3.6k 58 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2011 8:51PM
Sorry Craig, Its still on the want list for me. Did Josh ever get one for review?
craigdonnelly 13 260 England
27 Dec 2011 11:17PM
No problem Jack - I'll report back as and when I get a reply from Hama - or if I get it working! Its just occurred to me that maybe my batteries were half dead..........new batteries tomorrow and fingers crossed!
craigdonnelly 13 260 England
25 Jan 2012 8:47AM
Quick update for anyone interested. Had no luck at all with the first one, sent it back direct to Hama who promptly replaced it with another one, and that unit is exactly the same. I think the chances of getting 2 duff units is pretty slim - especially as i'd expect them to be from different batches (one a retailer, one a manufacturer) so either i'm doing something wrong, or these things simply dont work - well - not with my camera anyway!

I've posted on the EOS Magazine forums about it - 107 views, no comments. I dont believe I'm the only person to have bought one of these things, but it seems that way. Googling it doesnt show any other people having problems, then again, googling it shows up next to nothing - no reviews - nothing. All very odd.

Waiting to hear back from Hama again and will report back in due course.

Main comment for now seems to be dont waste your money, coz they dont work.

Cheers!
JackAllTog e2
5 3.6k 58 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 10:07AM
Thanks for the update Craig - its very helpful Smile

Cheers
Stuart
joshwa e2
3 600 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2012 11:07AM

Quote: Sorry Craig, Its still on the want list for me. Did Josh ever get one for review?

We did, we were having the same / similar problems, and were trying various things to try and get some results.
craigdonnelly 13 260 England
25 Jan 2012 9:18PM
HHi josh. Is be interested to hear if you get it to work. I got mine from hawks and they say they've sold a load and had no problems or reports of any issues.

Very frustrating.
craigdonnelly 13 260 England
29 Feb 2012 10:39PM
Another month has passed and im still struggling - looks like the 2nd one is going back too

Josh - any luck at your end?

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