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AEO Photo Lightning Strike! Micro 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Canon Cameras

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AEO Photo Lightning Strike! Micro 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Canon Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • Lightning Activated Shutter Trigger
  • Day or Night Detection of Lightning
  • 0.1 Millisecond Response Time
  • Micro Compact Shutter Trigger
  • Designed with Storm Chasers in Mind
  • Improved Noise Immunity
  • Includes Canon N3 3-pin Cable
  • Includes Hot Shoe Mount
  • Also Detects Fireworks and Gunfire
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The Lightning Strike! Micro 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Canon Cameras by AEO Photo is a light and motion activated camera triggering device designed to capture images of lightning, fireworks and other light producing events. We have all tried to shoot photos of lightning or fireworks, probably with limited success, but the Lightning Strike! Micro 3.0 Trigger can give us a leg up on that tricky enterprise. Attached directly to your camera's hot shoe, the Micro 3.0 detects lightning in the distance and triggers your camera in an incredible 0.1 milliseconds to capture the power and beauty of a lightning strike.

The Lightning Strike Micro 3.0 is incredibly compact and well designed, measuring 2.75" x 2.25" x 0.75" (7.0 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm). Features include a low profile LED to minimize reflections when shooting through windows and a sliding ON/OFF switch that will not activate accidentally in your camera bag. It is compatible with most DSLR cameras and utilizes cables specific to each camera. This Micro 3.0 comes with a Canon N3 3-pin cable and is compatible with Canon EOS 5D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 1D, 1D Mark II cameras.

Note: Individual camera shutter lag and exposure settings will determine how fast your camera fires.

Compact, well-designed lightning trigger, measuring 2.75" x 2.25" x 0.75" (7.0 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm)
Low profile "positive action" slide switch will not accidentally activate and drain battery.
Low profile LED minimizes reflection of light when used shooting through windows.
The Lightning Strike! 3.0 version has upgraded to improve its noise immunity (shutter hammer) from man-made sources. This helps to reduce unintended camera firings.
Compatible with Canon EOS 5D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 1D, 1D Mark II cameras.
Includes two 1/2 AA batteries. Also compatible with long life 3.6V Lithium batteries, sold separately.
Dimension L x W x H 2.75" x 2.25" x 0.75" (7.0 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm)
AEO Photo Lightning Strike! Micro 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Canon Cameras
  • Canon N3 3-pin Cable
  • Hot Shoe Mount
  • Two 1/2 AA Alkaline Batteries
  • Limited Five Year Warranty
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    AEO PhotoLightning Strike! Micro 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Canon Cameras
     
    4.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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        4.0

        Works good, but plug fits very loose

        By David M

        from Winston-Salem, NC

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Design
        • Very Loose Plug Fit

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Storm Chasing

        Comments about AEO Photo Lightning Strike! Micro 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Canon Cameras:

        The trigger works fine, some distant lightning during daylight doesn't always trigger it. Same thing at night with distant or lightning that doesn't cause a bright flash. My main gripe is about the plug that connects to the camera. It is a very loose fit.....and I've missed several shots due to the plug coming loose after only 5-6 shots. I usually end up standing there keeping a finger on the plug to make sure it keeps a good connection. I'll probably rig up something to keep it firmly plugged in, but the design could have been better.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Catches the Shot!

        By Jeffrey

        from Melbourne, FL

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

          Comments about AEO Photo Lightning Strike! Micro 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Canon Cameras:

          Pulled this device out of the box and mounted on my Canon 7D and aimed the camera at the approaching storm. Away the camera went taking pictures of the lightning. I took 200+ pictures in about 30 minutes and got 3 good shots. A little time with the camera settings and I will have some amazing shots.

          The only negative is the connector to the Canon is a little loose and with a slight bump disconnects.

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          • Yes

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Faster than a speeding photographer

          By Peter Pauer Photography

          from Ontario, Canada

          About Me Professional

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast response
          • Lightweight
          • Small unit

          Cons

          • Loose body cord connector
          • Loose fitting
          • Triggers randomly
          • Unusual half AA batteries

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Lightning photograply

          Comments about AEO Photo Lightning Strike! Micro 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Canon Cameras:

          Interesting compact unit.
          Uses unusual (and not easy to find where I am) 1/2AA cells in either 6v alkline or 3.6v lithium.

          Fits very loosly in the hot shoe,
          and the camera cord does lock into the port on the camera well, it pops off if you are not carefull.
          (the regular timer cords from Canon seem to lock in to the port and do not come off easily)

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          • No

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