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Nerotrigger Part Three: The Laser Function

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Nerotrigger Part Three: The Laser Function

17 Mar 2013 6:01PM   Views : 900 Unique : 603

Part three of my review of the Nerotrigger can be found on my website blog here:

Nerotrigger Part Three

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cattyal Plus
17 9.2k 6 England
17 Mar 2013 7:04PM
It looks as though it's easier to line up than the Triggersmart IR system? I'm having a sod of a job getting that to play properly!
CaptivePhotons 19 1.7k 2 England
17 Mar 2013 7:27PM
The nerotrigger is an awful lot easier to line-up and I wish that I could combine the two systems, it would be great.

For the Triggersmart I have an additional receiver that lights up when the units are aligned, this costs extra although I'm not sure how much (mine was a freebie Smile. Prior to that I often found myself balancing a piece of straight, flat wood on the two IR units, this gave me a fairly good starting point. I also didn't use the small tripods that came with the system, preferring to put the units on tripod heads that had more flexibility. However, once lined up, I found that it was OK. Probably best to attempt in dim light too as strong sunlight might cause problems.

As a thought, it might be an idea to try a laser pointer, if you have one, taped to the top of a Triggersmart IR unit. Of course you would still need to get the laser pointer taped correctly in position but it may help.
cattyal Plus
17 9.2k 6 England
17 Mar 2013 8:24PM
That's not the answer I wanted - you're making me with I had the Nerotrigger instead Smile

I'll struggle on and suss it though - granted I was playing this afternoon and even with the curtains closed there was still a fair bit of ambient light which didn't help matters much. I'm not all that fond of those small tripods and will rummage in my boxes and see what alternatives I have.

I was using a wooden kebab skewer to line them up the other day which worked reasonably - I don't have a laser pointer but if I come across a cheap one I shall invest and try it out.

I'll have another go next time I have a free evening - I shall crack it Smile
JJGEE 17 8.0k 18 England
18 Mar 2013 10:01AM

Quote:I set the Nerotrigger to take one frame each time the beam was broken.

Presumably the distance of the laser beam, height, from the point of focus is critical otherwise the camera will fire before the object reaches, in this example, the water in the tank ?

Perhaps this would be good for also capturing a " photo finish " in a race ?
CaptivePhotons 19 1.7k 2 England
18 Mar 2013 9:10PM

Quote:Presumably the distance of the laser beam, height, from the point of focus is critical otherwise the camera will fire before the object reaches, in this example, the water in the tank ?


Hi Jeff, there is a facility on the unit to delay the trigger, therefore the placement of the laser is only important with regard to being in a position for the subject to break the beam.


Quote:Perhaps this would be good for also capturing a " photo finish " in a race ?


Yes it would. Smile

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