The Strike Finder camera trigger was designed to capture lightning strikes either day or night. It uses microcontroller-based technology along with an infrared sensor to capture the most stunning photographs with complete ease! The device mounts onto the camera hotshoe so you can walk away and let it do all of the hard work.
Depending on the storm, lightning flashes can last for several hundred milliseconds (ms) and contain dozens of strokes each occurring approximately 40 milliseconds apart. The Strike Finder has a response time in microseconds level but total lag time depends on your camera's shutter lag time .
Compatible with the following DSLR cameras:
|Cable Type||Camera Models|
|RS80N3||Canon 1D /1D Mark II/1Ds Mark III/7D/5D MARK II/10D/20D/30D/40D/50D/5D/D60/D50 and other cameras are compatible with RS80N3 shutter remote. (3-pin connector)|
|RS60E3||Canon 300D 350D 400D 450D 500D Rebel 2000 Rebel G Rebel T2 Rebel Ti Rebel X Rebel XS Digital Rebel XT Digital Cameras，PENTAX K20D/K200D/K10D/K100D and Samsung GX-20/GX-10|
|RM-S1AM||Sony Alpha DSLR-A100/A100K A900 A700 A350 A300 A200, A55 Minolta Maxxum/Dynax/AF 7D, 5D/ Maxxum/Dynax/AF 9, 7, 5, 4, 3 /Dynax/AF 807si, 800si, 700si, 600si, 505si, 500si, Sweet, Sweets /Dynax/AF 9000, 7000, 5000 / DiMAGE 7Hi, 7i, 7, 5, A1, A2, A200，MINOLTA a7D/A5d|
|RM-UC1||Olympus SP-590/E30/EP-1/E400/E410/E420/E520/SP-510UZ /SP-550UZ /SP-560UZ/SP-570UZ|
|DMW-RS1||Panasonic Lumix DMC- FZ20 FZ30 FZ50 LC1|
Note: If you don't see your camera listed, please send us a note to see if yours is compatible.
The checkout form has a location to specify your camera model.
Photos taken with the Strike Finder
See below for a side-by-side comparison of each of the Strike Finder Products.
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Strike Finder Pro
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Strike Finder Elite
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Keep camera "awake". Read your manual to prevent it from going into hibernate mode. Set the lens to MF (manual focus) Set the camera to shutter or aperture mode. Do not use the Auto. Night use recommended settings : 0.3"-1/8", f 1.8 - 7.1 adjust as needed Day use recommended settings : 1/8" - 1/30", f 1.8 - 7.1 adjust as needed ISO 200 - 400
• Extremely sensitive optical sensor to detect lightning events • Hot shoe mount for mounting the device directly to your camera • Power indicator LED • Powered by a 9V battery (includes battery)
Compact size • Length : 4.4 in • Width : 2.6 in •Height : .83 in
Disclaimer • Lightning can be DANGEROUS. Remember Safety First!
•The Strike Finder is not waterproof. It should be treated and handled with the care of a camera and should not be dropped and/or exposed to extremes of heat or moisture.
• All camera functions may not be available when using the Strike Finder.