Photographers often struggle with timing. Some of the best pictures ever taken came down to a combination of location and a perfect moment. A great way to ensure you don’t miss your moment is to have a trigger in place to take the shot for you.
This is where the Remote Camera Trigger from Nightfire Electronics LLC can assist you. This creative solution is triggered by a laser pointer. You can use any common pointers with red, green, blue, and white lasers.
The device is compatible with any camera that has a 2.5mm plug and a switch closure. Sensitivity adjustments let you use the device both outdoors and indoors. The range is up to 50 feet so you can trigger it from quite a distance.
To do so, you simply point the laser at the light-sensitive resistor and the circuit will turn on for a time period based on your adjustments. This ranges from half of a second, up to ten minutes. LED indicators on the PCB let you know when the laser hits the LDR and turns on the circuit.
The kit includes everything to build the trigger, but you will need tools like a soldering iron, solder, wire cutters, and a laser pointer of your own to trigger it. For those who do not wish to build it themselves, a separate “Built & Tested” option is available.