I know this is probably reaching, but does anyone know if there is a way to trigger the V1 from another camera? A'la pocketwizard or similar? This would open up creativity possibilities for me that are off the charts.
I took my first images today with the camera and whooo man I can tell I am going to like this thing! Mounted my 300mm/2.8 on it and went to town!
>Perrone, >I am of the opinion that remote trigger of the V1 cannot be >done. >But perhaps someone more knowledgeable than me will chime in >with a better answer.
I am hoping this can be done in the future. The applications for wildlife and birding are just tremendous. The ability to plant a silent camera near a nest or den, and then trigger it from some distance away without drawing attention is just tantalizing. For my purposes in sports, the extra reach awarded by the crop factor are very appealing as well.
> >Being able to use DSLR lens with the FT1 is a high point >feature for me. >Perry
To be honest, I would not have been interested at all had I not been able to mount my glass. But that single feature translated into a sale for Nikon. And now I have a small camera to take on vacation with me.
The one problem I have yet to conquer is using the V1 with the FT1 on moving objects such as birds in flight. If the shutter is depressed too soon, the focus is set at whatever it happens to be on at that moment, and most times that DOES NOT include the bird. So I have to try to sweep with the bird and then drop the shutter button from off to all the way down in a single motion. It is a tricky move for me to do it correctly.
If you find a solution for that or if you do not have that problem I would sure like to hear about it. Perry
I've used my ML-L3 already and it works like a charm, letting me stand back (not more than about 15 ft) and start the slo-mo of my bird feeders without spooking the birds.
However, the original question for triggering the V1 from another camera. The only way to have two cameras triggered at teh same time was to put them close enough together so that the ML-L3 can trigger them both at the same time.
Perrone, what is your real objective?
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Oops, I mis-read. I was thinking about the ML-L3 IR trigger, not the ML-3 which is a different animal altogether.
My real objective is to integrate my V1 into the lineup with my other Nikon's being used remotely with pocketwizards. Whether that be for wildlife, sports, or anything else. It's a bit short on megapixels, but because of the crop factor, I can fill the frame easier than with any other camera I own.
>Perrone, what is your real objective? > >-- edit -- > >Oops, I mis-read. I was thinking about the ML-L3 IR trigger, >not the ML-3 which is a different animal altogether.
Why not "tease" Nikon to make a hot-shoe to 10-pin cable? Then we could use nice things like TriggerTrap V1 and TriggerTrap Mobile and many MANY other usefull things that were made for that connection.
Yes you can use the IR function of TriggerTrap V1, but I think it is too limited in distance and angle of sight.
> The 10-pin connector, or some simpler version, should be >added to the "V2" wishlist. > >Jon Kandel >A New York City Nikonian and Team Member >Please visit my website and critique the >images! >
Agreed. They could use the small connector that is on the D7000. Similar in size to the mini-USB, but even smaller. I'd trade up for that feature if the V1 cannot be used as a remote, or even to trigger a remote.
Sat 26-May-12 01:43 PM | edited Sat 26-May-12 01:45 PM by wblink
The real goal is to have a (usb, 10-pin (yeah!) or other) port that can set shuttertime and diafragm and does also trigger auto-focus (or not as chosen). All that things can be done with the D3 series (I know for the D3X for sure).
It gives uou a welth af external programs, like Helicon for Stackshot, Triggertrap Mobile (iOS) Some supercool HDR prgms.