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Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this topic and the topic as stated is about the olympus e400 along with a PIR now the reason I post this here is that I'm looking for a PIR that will work with my Olympus e400 I have tried the Olympus technical help line but I got no success there I think in part due to the fact that the gentelman I was talking too was barely able to speak English and just kept on repeating " PIR what is PIR? We don't sell PIR".
Now I have looked around the Internet but being a beginner in photography it has got me quite a bit confused and I just don't seem to be making any head way in finding a PIR that will work with my e400 so if any body is able to help I would be very grateful for the help even if you are able to just point me in the right heading so I can persue this further.
The reason as to why I would like a PIR for my e400 is that there is a local cat that I have seen on a number of times during the night using the garden wooden fences to move from one place to another now I thought it would be great to capture a picture of this cat on it's nightly prowls.
Also I'm sure that in time I would find other uses for this technology too.
So please if you are able to help please contact me or leave a comment thank you for taking the time to read all the way through this.
P.S. Please excuse the lack of grammar I am very dyslexic and if not for the auto spell on my iPad things would be a lot worse.
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I don't know of any camera manufacturer who sells a PIR specifically for a still camera. Most of those that I found on eBay were for video security cameras and, indeed, most were combined devices that, essentially were webcams with a PIR trigger.
I am sure that anyone with a reasonable technical competence could adapt one to suit a still camera but the problem I see is that you would need almost instant reaction time to catch a cat and you would need your flash to remain on all the time. If the flash went to sleep it would presumably not fire when the camera was triggered by the PIR.
But I would be surprised if there is not someone on the Forum who can come up with a solution for you.
Thank you for you're input LeftForum I appreciate this information I was not aware that there might not be a PIR that is made specifically for a stills camera :/ But I will still hold out in hope that some one has an idea or solution there must be some one who has used a PIR in this way for some reason or another again thank you.
When I get time, I'll do a trawl through some of the nature photography sites. These things are often used tied to tree trunks in woods to "capture" nocturnal animals.
Thank you LeftForum that's very good of you to do that as I said I have tried finding the information my self but I have had no luck what so ever I have spent nearly a full day searching and the thing is I might have at some point found exactly what I need but because I don't know enough yet I could have just skipped right over it but I'll keep looking if there's a way I am sure I'll find it if not by my own shear luck then by the help of others like yourself cheers.
The Forum Police might delete this link:
But, if they do, then Google for Trail Cameras.
That's great I've just had a quick look at the web page and I think that one of these will do just what I'm looking for cheers LeftForum btw why would you think that the link might be deleted?
Quote: btw why would you think that the link might be deleted?
..because we are not supposed to quote any links that might be construed as advertising.
I see ok well thank you any way btw I have also found a Lightning - Laser - Sound - Motion Trigger for DSLRs on a well known auction web site based in the states but also does international deliveries too so I think I have found what I'm looking for in the end now I just need to find a good flash to add to the system
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