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AEO Photo Lightning Strike! Micro MT PRO 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Nikon Cameras

B&H # AEMCROMLTMC3 Mfr # MCROMLTMC30
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Product Highlights
  • Lightning Activated Shutter Trigger
  • Multi-trigger Modes for Light or Motion
  • 0.1 Millisecond Response Time
  • Manual Sensitivity Control Override
  • Designed with Storm Chasers in Mind
  • Improved Noise Immunity
  • Includes MC30 cable
  • Includes Locking Hot Shoe Mount
  • Includes Custom Fit Micro Pelican Case
  • Also Detects Fireworks and Gunfire

The Lightning Strike! Micro MT PRO 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Nikon 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 MT PRO 3.0 Trigger can give us a leg up on that tricky enterprise. Attached directly to your camera's hot shoe, the Micro MT PRO 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.

Unlike the other Lightning Strike! models, the MT is so designated because it is a multi-trigger system with a Lightning Mode and a Motion Mode, operated by a simple switch. In Lightning Mode, the sensor reacts to bursts of light in day or night and in Motion Mode, a 10M PIR sensor with a fresnel lens will trigger the camera when movement is detected within a 10 meter radius.  

The Lightning Strike! Micro MT PRO 3.0 is extremely compact and well designed, measuring 2.75" x 2.25" x 0.75" (7.0 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm). The MT PRO 3.0 model features a locking hot shoe and tripod mount and a manually controlled sensitivity override for better triggering control in varied situations. Unique to the Lightning Strike! are their proprietary electronics which allow for image review after every shot and improved noise immunity to help eliminate unwanted firings.

Little touches, like the low profile LED to minimize reflections when shooting through windows and a "positive action" ON/OFF switch that will not activate accidentally and drain your battery make this a perfect tool for storm chasers. The Micro MT PRO 3.0 is compatible with most DSLR cameras and utilizes cables specific to each camera. This model comes with a MC30 cable and is compatible with Nikon F100, F5, F6, N90, N90S, DCS-620, D1, D1X, D1H, D2, D2X, D2H, D2S, D3, D4, D3X, D100 (with MB100 option), D200, D300, D700, D800 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).
Multi-trigger (MT) switch allows for dedicated function as either lightning activated trigger or motion activated trigger.
Manual Sensitivity Control Override allows for greater triggering control to correspond with each and every shooting environment.
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 and windshields.
The Lightning Strike! Micro MT PRO 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 Nikon F100, F5, F6, N90, N90S, DCS-620, D1, D1X, D1H, D2, D2X, D2H, D2S, D3, D4, D3X, D100 (with MB100 option), D200, D300, D700, D800 cameras.
Includes custom fit Micro Pelican case and a locking hot shoe/tripod mount.
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)
PIR Detection Range 10 meters
Batteries 2 x "1/2 AA"
AEO Photo Lightning Strike! Micro MT PRO 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Nikon Cameras
  • MC30 Cable
  • Custom Fit Micro Pelican Case
  • Locking Hot Shoe and Tripod Mount
  • Two 1/2 AA Alkaline Batteries
  • Limited Five Year Warranty
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    AEO PhotoLightning Strike! Micro MT PRO 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Nikon Cameras
     
    4.3

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    • Lightweight (3)

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        5.0

        Captures Lightning Effortlessly

        By aztrailblazer

        from Cottonwood, AZ

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography

          Comments about AEO Photo Lightning Strike! Micro MT PRO 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Nikon Cameras:

          Love this trigger. It is easy to use and captures lightning easily. I am still working at perfecting my pictures as this is the first time I have tried to capture lightning.

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          4.0

          Helpful for photographing lightning

          By Tom

          from Salina, KS

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about AEO Photo Lightning Strike! Micro MT PRO 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Nikon Cameras:

              Pretty helpful for photographing lightning, especially during the day. Previously, I used long exposures at night and a trial and error approach to capture lightning (shooting lots of shots hoping to capture a strike). This makes it easier, but it still takes some effort to get the settings right (seems overly sensitive at factory setting. i.e., too many shots with no visible strike). I've only used it for three storms, so I'm still refining my technique.

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              3.0

              Lightning Strike Trigger

              By chemsaf

              from San Diego CA

              About Me Semi-Professional

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AEO Photo Lightning Strike! Micro MT PRO 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Nikon Cameras:

                  Arrived with dead batteries. Two Radio Shacks and Frys did not carry; finally found a set and tested device. Worked perfectly. Exactly what I want to shoot fireworks and lighnting displays.

                  Battery issue is a problem but can be solved. Manufacturer should provide more information on battery options.

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                  5.0

                  Don't Miss the Lightening

                  By Orlando Dean

                  from Orlando Florida

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                  Pros

                  • Reliable
                  • Small
                  • Well constructed

                  Cons

                  • Batteries are expensive
                  • Batteries were dead

                  Best Uses

                  • Lightening shooters
                  • Motion triggering

                  Comments about AEO Photo Lightning Strike! Micro MT PRO 3.0 Shutter Trigger for Select Nikon Cameras:

                  I have wanted to shoot lightening for a long time. Never was ready when it happened. Now I just set up the camera on a tripod in the general direction, turn on the Lightening Strike Micro Pro 3.0 shutter release and let it fire the camera as lightening strikes. This model also can be set to motion activation but I haven't used that feature yet.I have captured several strikes and I get excited when a storm comes up. It works through glass so you don't have to be outside in the rain. Seems to be well constructed and has been totally reliable.

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                  Peachpit Press -  Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Gabriel Biderman with Tim Cooper
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