Long Range Trigger

October 30th, 2008

When I first purchased a set of Pocket Wizards, I thought that the 1600-foot range was a lot, but now that I’ve seen this new trigger I’m starting to see a bunch of new possibilities.

Robert Benson a Californian photographer, has come up with a brilliant trigger by using any normal hand held radio plugged into a camera’s shutter release port. The radio trigger can work up to twenty miles from the camera but it depends on what kind of radio you’re using and the objects in line-of-sight from the camera.

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Keep in mind that this device is probably illegal considering the FCC prohibits you from using two-way radios to trigger another device. The device is patent pending and can be purchased here.

Make sure to check out the comments on Robert’s blog post about the triggers. There is some talk of using a cell phone to trigger the camera from possibly…around the world. Think it’s possible?

Posted by on 10/30/08 in Photography, Technology

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  1. Mark says:

    It may be illegal, but it sure is a great idea!

  2. Mark says:

    I’m still down with this.

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