Recently got the chance to test some photography gear from MIOPS, a rather innovative company that produces triggers and remotes that can help inject some creativity into your photography.
Now, I already had a solution for flash triggers and a remote in my camera bag before playing with MIOPS. I used the Cactus v5 radio transmitters for flash synchronization and the Hähnel Giga T Pro II remote. While I was generally pleased with both products, I was eager to give MIOPS a shot.
The MIOPS Smart trigger is an incredibly flexible flash trigger that can be programmed to fire your flash in a variety of scenarios. Interestingly enough, shortly before picking up the MIOPS gear I had struggled to get results during a photoshoot. Now it’s a piece of cake.
This trigger can be activated by lightning, sound, when an object breaks a laser beam, and more. Where it truly shines is in high speed photography, where it is too difficult to time when the picture should be taken – for example, with an image of a water balloon exploding. With custom settings that let you customize the delay between the actual trigger and the flash, you can adjust to any scenario.
The flash cord that comes with the trigger connects directly to your flash for instantaneous firing. If you want multiple flashes for lighting the shot, you can simply use additional flashes in slave mode.
This impressive little remote weighs almost nothing and connects quickly and easily to the MIOPS Mobile App, giving me full control of the shutter and the ability to make custom settings right from my phone.
One of the key drawbacks with my Hähnel Giga T Pro II remote was that the receiver unit didn’t have an automatic shut-off, resulting in more than a couple accidentally drained batteries. MIOPS Mobile fixes this problem – besides, it comes with a charging cable so that I’m not rushing to the store to buy a new pack of obscure batteries every couple of weeks.
I really like the design of this remote unit, and incorporating the trigger into an app saves me the bother of having to carry around a trigger. I really, really like having less stuff in my camera bag, so this feature appeals to me.
Check out this gear and more from MIOPS on their website at https://www.miops.com/
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Frank Myrland Photography