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Vello FreeWave Stryker Lightning & Motion Trigger for Select Canon Cameras

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Vello FreeWave Stryker Lightning & Motion Trigger for Select Canon Cameras
Key Features
  • Detects Lightning and IR Heat Motion
  • 0.1 ms Post-Detection Triggering
  • Compact, Lightweight
  • Passive Infrared Sensor
Timing is everything and if you've ever tried to photograph lightning or wildlife in its natural environment you know it's not easy. The FreeWave Stryker Lightning & Motion Trigger for Select Canon Cameras from Vello is a solution for both situations in a lightweight, user-friendly package.
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Vello RC-LMC Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Included Shutter Release Cables Support:
  • 3Lightning Detection
  • 4Detects IR Heat Motion

Timing is everything and if you've ever tried to photograph lightning or wildlife in its natural environment you know it's not easy. The FreeWave Stryker Lightning & Motion Trigger for Select Canon Cameras from Vello is a solution for both situations in a lightweight, user-friendly package.

Operation is easy. It's important to start with fully charged batteries for maximum performance. The Stryker can be mounted directly to the camera via its cold shoe, or it can be mounted to any bracket, rig, or light stand that features a 1/4"-20 screw. The unit comes supplied with two Canon-compatible cables which connect to the camera's remote control socket. Cables are also available for most other brand DSLR cameras. In Lightning Mode simply point the camera and sensor in the direction of the subject and adjust the unit's sensitivity dial until the red light extinguishes. Start with a long exposure, about 10 seconds, and adjust the time as needed. Make sure that your camera is in manual focus mode and focus on infinity. Individual camera shutter lag and exposure settings will determine how fast your camera fires.

For Motion Mode follow the same method as above but manually focus your camera lens on the area where you expect activity. The Stryker uses a Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR) to detect IR heat sources such as humans or animals from up to 16.4' away.

So whether you're interested in wildlife, motion-stopping experimentation, or sports you'll find the FreeWave Stryker useful and enjoyable. You may even discover who's raiding the fridge late at night.

Included Shutter Release Cables Support:

Canon EOS: Elan series, Digital Rebel (300D), XT (350D), XTi (400D), XSi (450D), T1i (500D), T2i (550D), T3 (1100D), T3i (600D), T4i (650D), T5 (1200D), T5i (700D), T6i (750D), T6s (760D), SL1 (100D) and XS (1000D), 60D & 70D
10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 5DS, 5DS R, 6D, 7D, 7D Mark II, 1D, 1D Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds, 1Ds Mark II, 1Ds Mark III, 1D X, 1DX Mark II and 1D C
PowerShot: G10, G11, G12, G15, G16, G1 X & G1 X Mark II, G3 X, G5 X, SX50 HS and SX60 HS
Contax: N and 645
Hasselblad: H series
Olympus: OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Pentax: K10D, K20D, K100D, K110D, K200D, K-3, K-5, K-5 II, K-7, K30, K-50, K-500, *ist DS, DS2, DS, DL2, DL, and D
Samsung: NX10 & NX100; GX-1S, GX-1L, GX-10 & GX-20
Sigma: SD1, SD9, SD10, SD14 & SD15

Lightning Detection

Triggers the camera approximately 0.1 millisecond after detection

Detects IR Heat Motion

Triggers the camera when movement is detected within a 16.4' (5m) radius

Vello RC-LMC Specs

Response TimeLightning: Approx. 0.1 ms
Motion DetectionRange: 16.4' (5 m) max.
IR Temperature DetectionTemperature difference between the target and surroundings: 39.2 to 44.6°F (4 to 7°C) difference
Power Source2x AAA batteries (purchased separately)
Weight1.9 oz (53.8 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.7 x 2.6 x 2.2"

Vello RC-LMC Reviews

Mmmmm...still waiting

By Debra
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-13

I read that this trigger was very sensitive to light but it took a real storm to even get this to trigger the camera. In all fairness, I live in town and was in a sheltered area. Maybe it will work better when I am in an open space. Still trying for some beautiful shots.....not giving up. The price made it very appealing.

Works great

By ColLexiAJ
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-28

This is a low cost answer to a fun solution.

Works Great I highly recommend the Stryker!

By Rajun Kajun
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-21

I have used both the lightning and motion trigger & functions. They worked flawlessly.

Lightning fast

By Douglas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-21

Works as expected.

Not Great

By Tom
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-15

i have had this for some time now and the motion sensor works good although very sensitive. As far as the lightning part, not good. finally got a chance to try yesterday on a monsoon storm with fairly frequent lightning in late afternoon. No triggering. Very disappointed. May work better at night, but pretty much worthless during the day for lightning. Also causes my Canon 5D II to do some weird things at times.

Great product for my wildlife photography

By Mark Girardeau
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-05

I haven't tried it with lightning yet but I used it with my Canon 7D for a wildlife camera as a better quality option than my regular trail cameras, it worked great! The product is plastic and not sure how long it will last but for now I have no complaints.

Poor Documentation

By Anonymous
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-09-14

I really don't know if it works or not. I haven't been able to get it to work. It looks pretty and the concept of catching lightning or trapping bird flight is great but there is only a couple of very small, hard to read pages in a micro user manual (2x4) in 4 point type (or less). I tried to find it on youtube and had no luck. I think I will have to send it back as it is useless to me.

Nice product for the price

By Leo K.
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-03

Seems nice for a lightning trigger. Sensitive to sunlight which causes continuous firiring. Motion sensor is 90 degree range so hard to use with flying birds.

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The life of the batteries used in this product depends on the type of batteries, whether they are alkaline or rechargeable AAA batteries and how often the product is being used.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Will motion detection work through a window?
Asked by: David P.
Yes, it will as long as it can see thru the window. you know what else it will do? It will work off the interior reflection of the same window, lol.
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Will this work with an Olympus E-30 if I purchas the correct cable?What is the product # or name for this cable?
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Asked by: Anonymous
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I have a Fuji X-T2 and Canon flashes work in manual mode, wondering if this would work with the mini plug on this camera. Dose anyone know?
Asked by: Ian
The X-T1 is compatible, but I wouldn't know about the X-T2. Do a little research online, and you will find some info. Here's a start www dot doc-diy dot net slash photo slash remote_pinout.
Answered by: Hans G.
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Will this work with the Canon 80D?
Asked by: Peter L.
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Answered by: Wayne T.
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Asked by: Jitendra C.
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