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PJ1105
PJ1105
Quantum 4, 4i
Mounting Bracket
---Quantum 4, 4i Mounting Bracket 8-7-2014
CP1117
CP1117
Re-Molded MC-DC2 Plug
Adapter Cable with
L-Bracket
---Re-Molded MC-DC2 / Adapter Cable / L-Bracket 7-17-2014
PT1028b
Leica S (and S2)
Motor Drive Cable for
Profoto Air Remote
---Profoto Air Remote: Leica S Motor Drive Cable 6-4-2014
PJ1092a
PJ1092a:
Double Cold Shoe
---Double Cold Shoe (7-2-13)
PT1028a
ioShutter Cable
Modified with Inline
Mini Jack to fit
Leica S2 or S
---ioShutter Cable Modified for Leica S2 or S 12-20-2013
AS1034
AS1034:
Leica SF58
External Aux Sync Jack
---Leica SF58 External Aux Sync Jack 10-24-2013
CP1116
CP1116:
Topcon TRC-50EX
Retinal Camera Trigger Cable
---Topcon TRC-50EX Retinal Camera Trigger 10-24-2013
CP1115
CP1115:
RadioPopper JrX
Attached to SU-800
(Side View)
---RadioPopper JrX Attached to SU-800 2-5-2013
OC1033C
OC1033C:
ThumbsUp Hot Shoe
Pass Thru
--ThumbsUp Hot Shoe Pass Thru 8-7-2012
OC1033B
OC1033B:
Mini Height
Canon OCC
--Mini Height Canon OCC 8-1-2012
CP1115
CP1115:
Flash Sequencer:
Fire 6 Flash Units
From a Single Trigger
---Flash Sequencer: 6 Flash Units in Sequence 6-11-2012
PT1029
PT1029:
Timer Delay
Pre-Trigger
Control Box
---Timer Delay Pre-Trigger Control Box 6-4-2012
PJ1095A
PJ1095A:
HFMB Medium Wide with
ABS Mounting Block
--HFMB Medium Wide with ABS Mounting Block 5-31-2012
PJ1105
PJ1105:
HFMB Double Stack
For 2, 3, or 4
Flash Units
---HFMB Double Stack: 2, 3, or 4 Flash Units 5-28-2012
CP1114CP1114: GoPro Camera Trigger Connection - Remote Access for GoPro Cameras
CP1114:
GoPro Camera Trigger Connection
Remote Access for
GoPro Cameras
---GoPro Camera Trigger Remote Connect 5-10-2012
LT1035lt1035: bite switch dual press (half & full press), re-molded nikon 10 pin plug with aux turning collar
LT1035:
Bite Switch Dual Press
(Half & Full Press)
Re-Molded Nikon 10 Pin Plug
with Aux Turning Collar
---Bite Switch Dual Press (Half & Full Press) 2-28-12
CP1001ACP1001A: Timer Pre-Trigger Control Box (4 images from a Single Trigger Event)
CP1001A:
Timer Pre-Trigger Control Box
4 Images with Delays
From a Single Trigger Event
--Timer Pre-Trigger Control Box - 4 Images 2-17-12
CPxxxx---PocketWizard FlexTT5 Splitter: Not Reliable 2-10-12
CP1113CP1113: Fiber Optic Bundle Holding Clamp (580EX)
CP1113:
Fiber Optic Bundle
Holding Clamp (580EX)
---Fiber Optic Bundle Holding Clamp (12-24-11)
HS1013BHS1013B: Dual Linked Hot Shoes to RA Mini Plug -
HS1013B:
Dual Linked Hot Shoes
to RA Mini Plug:
"Y" Setup
--Dual Linked Hot Shoes - RA Mini Plug "Y" (12-17-11)
SC1017CCSC1017CC: Leica DMR Power Cable for Quantum QB1+, QB1
SC1017CC:
Leica DMR Power Cable
for Quantum QB1+, QB1
--Leica DMR Power Cable for Quantum QB1+ 12-14-11
CP1104AFCP1104AF: Quantum T5D-R, QNexus, RadioPopper PX
CP1104AF:
Quantum T5D-R, QNexus,
RadioPopper PX
--Quantum T5D-R, QNexus, RadioPopper PX (11-16-11)
PJ1104PJ1104: Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket - Double Wide, Rigid Umbrella Riser, Chimera Speedring, Axial Rotation Bracket Spigot Mounting (top view)
PJ1104:
Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket
(HFMB Dbl Wide), Rigid Umbrella Riser,
Chimera Speedring,
Axial Rotation Bracket,
Spigot Mounting (top view)
---HFMB Dbl Wide, Rotating Speedring Mount 10-01-11
PJ1103PJ1103: Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket (HFMB Dbl Wide), Extension Bracket, Rigid Umbrella Riser, Spigot Mounting, Front View
PJ1103:
Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket
(HFMB Dbl Wide), Extension Bracket,
Rigid Umbrella Riser, Spigot Mounting,
Front View
---HFMB Dbl Wide, Speedring Mounting 10-01-11
PJ1102PJ1102: Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket (HFMB Dbl Wide), Rigid Umbrella Riser, Spigot Mounting
PJ1102:
Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket
(HFMB Dbl Wide),
Rigid Umbrella Riser, Spigot Mount
---HFMB Dbl Wide, Long, w/ Rigid Umbrella Riser 10-01-11
PJ1101PJ1101: Battery Pack Dummy Cable for Lithium NP-Fxxx Packs Powered by Quantum Turbo
PJ1101:
Battery Pack Dummy Cable for
Lithium NP-Fxxx Packs
Powered by Quantum Turbo
---Dummy Battery Cable: Quantum to NP-Fxxx 9-21-11
PJ1100PJ1100: CyberSync Receiver Elastic Cord & Brass Hook Mod
PJ1100:
CyberSync Receiver
Elastic Cord &
Brass Hook Mod
---CyberSync - Elastic Cord & Brass Hook Mod 9-8-11
PJ1099PJ1099: CyberSync Receiver Nylon Lanyard (Custom Length)
PJ1099:
CyberSync Receiver Nylon Lanyard
(Custom Length Available)
---CyberSync Receiver Nylon Lanyard (Custom) 9-6-11
PJ1098PJ1098: CyberSync Receiver Simplified Mounting - Self Stick Strap with Foam Back Pad
PJ1098:
CyberSync Receiver
Simplified Mounting
Self Stick Strap with
Foam Back Pad
---CyberSync Receiver Simplified Mounting 9-6-11
PJ1097PJ1097: CyberSync Receiver Mounting Bracket - Shown with Cinch Strap and Self Stick Strap
PJ1097:
CyberSync Receiver Mounting Bracket
Shown with Cinch Strap and Self Stick Strap
---CyberSync Receiver Mounting Bracket 9-2-11
CP1072ACP1072A: USB & DisplayPort Re-Molded from Inline to Right Angle and Offset 20 Degrees Down (& Forward)
CP1072A:
USB & DisplayPort
Re-Molded from Inline to
Right Angle and
Offset 20 Degrees Down
(& Forward)
--USB & Mini DisplayPort Re-Mold 20 Deg Offset 8-28-11
PJ1001AHFMB Medium Wide for Quantum Trio (Photo courtesy Life Moments Photography, Scottsdale, AZ)
PJ1001A (CP1104H):
Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket (HFMB)
Medium Wide - Quantum Trio in
Horizontal Format
(1/2 Inch Foam Spacer Pad Shown)
--Horizontal Flash Mtg: Quantum, Canon, Nikon 8-24-11
CP1104HCP1104H: Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket (HFMB) Medium Wide - Canon 580EX in Horizontal Format (3 Sizes of Foam Spacer Pads Shown)
CP1104H:
Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket (HFMB)
Medium Wide - Canon 580EX in
Horizontal Format
(3 Sizes of Foam Spacer Pads Shown)
--HFMB Medium Wide-Horizontal Setup (8-24-11)
CP1112CP1112: RadioPopper PX Mounting Bracket & Base - set for 580EX II - Showing Height of Sensor Location - Side View
CP1112:
RadioPopper PX Mounting Bracket &
Base - set for 580EX II
Showing Height of Sensor Location
Side View
---RadioPopper PX Sensor Location & Testing (8-18-11)
PJ1093APJ1093A: RadioPopper JrX Mounting Block Composite Image
PJ1093A:
RadioPopper JrX Cube
Mounting Block Composite Image
--RadioPopper JrX Cube Mounting Block (8-2-11)
CP1111CP1111: FlexTT5 Mounting Bracket with Curved Mounting Plate for SaberStrip - (Inside View with FlexTT5 Attached)
CP1111:
FlexTT5 Mounting Bracket with
Curved Mounting Plate for
SaberStrip
(Inside View with FlexTT5 Attached)
---SaberStrip Triggering w/ PW FlexTT5 (8-14-11)
PJ1096Umbrella Adapter Extended V Notch
PJ1096:
Umbrella Adapter
Extended V Notch and
Hole Angle
---V Notch & Hole Angle in Umbrella Adapter (8-5-11):
CP1104
Quad Fiber Optic
vs
Wired IR Emitter Setups
(Comparison)
---Quad Fiber Optic vs Wired IR Emitter Setups (8-1-11)
CP1109CP1109: SaberStrip Triggered by RadioPopper IR Emitter
CP1109
SaberStrip Triggered by
RadioPopper IR Emitter
---SaberStrip Triggered by RadioPopper IR Emitter
CP1110CP1110: SaberStrip Triggered by Fiber Optic Bundle
CP1110
SaberStrip Triggered by
Fiber Optic Bundle
---SaberStrip Triggered by RadioPopper Fiber Optic
CP1100CP1100: Camera Delay Module (0.0001 - 9.9999 seconds)
CP1100:
Camera Delay Module
(0.0001 - 9.9999 seconds)
---Camera Delay Module (0.0001 - 9.9999 sec) (2-26-11)
PT1029PT1029: Pre-Trigger Control Box (PTCB) - 21 Outputs, 2 Inputs, Test & Pre-Trigger Switches
PT1029:
Pre-Trigger Control Box
21 Outputs, 2 Inputs,
Test & Pre-Trigger Switches
---Pre-Trigger Control Box - 21 Output (2-25-11)
PJ1095PJ1095: HFMB: Double Wide, Double Long, Double Strap with Aluminum Mounting Plate
PJ1095
HFMB: Double Wide,
Double Long, Double Strap with
Aluminum Mounting Plate
---HFMB Dbl Wide, Dbl Long, Dble Strap, Alumin Mtg Plate
PJ1094PJ1094: Monopod Tilt Head - Manfroto 234 OEM vs Custom Longer 3/8-16 Bolt
PJ1094:
Monopod Tilt Head
Manfroto 234 OEM vs
Custom Longer 3/8-16 Bolt
---Monopod Tilt Head w/ Custom 3/8-16 Bolt (2-4-11)
CP1104AECP1104AE: RadioPopper PX External IR Emitter Mod, Mounted on a FourSquare Bracket with Handle, Including the Cinch Strap with Safety Ring and Nylon Tether
CP1104AE:
RadioPopper PX External IR Emitter Mod
Mounted on a FourSquare Bracket with Handle
Including the Cinch Strap with
Safety Ring and Nylon Tether
-RP PX IR Mod-Rigid Mounting to FourSquare (1-28-11)
CP1104HHFMB Medium Wide for Lastolite EZYBox Mark II Bracket Composite Images
HFMB Medium Wide for
Lastolite EZYBox
Mark II Bracket
Composite Images
--HFMB Medium Wide Lastolite EZYBox Version (1-25-11) CP1104HCP1104H: Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket - Lastolite EZYBox Version
CP1104H:
Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket
Lastolite EZYBox Version
--HFMB Medium Wide Lastolite EZYBox Version (1-25-11)
CP1104AFCP1104AF: IR Emitter - Velcro Mounting Pads
CP1104AF:
IR Emitter-
Velcro Mounting Pads
-IR Emitter-Velcro Mounting Pads (1-19-11)
CP1104AECP1104AE: IR Emitter 1x5 Manifold (1 In, 4 Out, 1 Pass-Thru) & Single Lead IR Emitter for Plug In
CP1104AE:
IR Emitter 1x5 Manifold
(1 In, 4 Out, 1 Pass-Thru) &
Single Lead IR Emitter
for Plug In
-IR Emitter 1x5 Manifold w/ Plug in IR Emitter (1-10-11)
CP1033eCP1033e: Dual FlexTT5 Mounting Bracket
CP1033e:
Dual FlexTT5
Mounting Bracket
--Dual FlexTT5 Mounting Bracket (1-2-11)
PT1028PT1028: Leica S2 Trigger Cable Made to Fit Wireless Remote
PT1028:
Leica S2
Trigger Cable
Made to Fit
Wireless Remote
---Leica S2 Trigger Cable (12-14-10)
LT1021ALT1021A (PT1029): Heavy Duty Foot Switch with Built in Pre-Trigger Override Switch
LT1021A (PT1029)
Heavy Duty
Foot Switch with
Built in Pre-Trigger
Override Switch
--Foot Switch w/ Built in Pre-Trigger Switch (12-4-10)
PJ1093PJ1093a: RadioPopper JrX TRansmitter Flash Head Mounting: Removable Velcro / Foam Spacer Block
PJ1093:
RadioPopper JrX Transmitter
Flash Head Mounting
Removable Velcro
Foam Spacer Block
---RP JrX Transmitter Flash Head Mtg (12-2-10)
PJ1092PJ1092: Double PW Mounting Bracket on Tripod Collar - Reduced Neck Captive Thumbscrews through Foam Covered High Density Polyethylene
PJ1092:
PW Mounting Bracket for
Tripod Collar:
Reduced Neck
Captive Thumbscrews
Foam Covered
High Density Polyethylene
---PW Mounting Bracket-Tripod Collar (12-2-10)
CP1104ABCP1104AB: RadioPopper PX External IR Mod (Sync Jack) - Dual 1x4 IR Emitters with Expansion Jack - 1x8 Setup Shown
CP1104AB:
RadioPopper PX
External IR Mod (Sync Jack)
Dual 1x4 IR Emitters w/
Expansion Jack - 1x8 Setup Shown
-RadioPopper PX Ext IR Mod-Expansion Jack (11-20-10)
CP1033eCP1033e: Dual Custom Guide Block - Assembled from Two Single Custom Guide Blocks - Assembled View & Parts View Rigid VersionCP1033c:
Dual Custom Guide Block
Assembled from Two
Single Custom Guide Blocks
Assembled View & Parts View Rigid Version
--Dual Quad Custom Guide Block-Rigid (11-20-10)
OC1050OC1050: Canon ST-E2 w/ Dedicated Hot Shoe Rigidly Attached to Battery Cover & IR Shutoff Switch
OC1050: Canon ST-E2 w/
Dedicated Hot Shoe
Rigidly Attached to Battery Cover
& IR Shutoff Switch
---ST-E2 w/ Ded Hot Shoe on Battery Cover (11-7-10)
SC1062SC1062: Stereo Sync Cords - Dual & Quad Linked Mini Plugs
SC1062:
Stereo Sync Cords
Dual & Quad Linked Mini Plugs
---Dual & Quad Linked Sync Cords (Stereo) (10-27-10)
PJ1091PJ1091: Cinch Strap with Safety Ring: Provides a Quick and Easy Attachment Point of Loop for a Safety Cable
PJ1091:
Cinch Strap with Safety Ring:
Quick and Easy Attachment Point or
Loop for a Safety Cable
---Cinch Strap with Safety Ring (10-22-10)
SC1060BSC1060B: Li-Ion Universal Smart Charger
SC1060B:
Li-Ion Universal
Smart Charger: 7.4 volt
--Li-Ion Smart Chargers: 7.4 volts (10-18-10)
SC1059SC1059: Leica DMR Battery Pack Rebuild (Front and Back Views)
SC1059:
Leica DMR Battery Pack Rebuild
(Front and Back Views)
---Leica DMR Battery Pack Rebuild (10-18-10)
SC1060SC1061: Leica DMR Battery Pack Converted into Dummy Battery Pack for External Battery Supply
SC1061:
Leica DMR Battery Pack
Converted into Dummy
Battery Pack for
External Battery Supply
---Leica DMR Dummy Battery (10-18-10)
SC1061SC1061: Leica DMR Under Camera External Battery, Charger, Custom Cable for DMR Multi-pin Connection Port
SC1060:
Leica DMR Under Camera
External Battery, Charger, &
Custom Cable for DMR
Multi-pin Connection Port
---Leica DMR Under Camera Battery (10-18-10)
PJ1090PJ1090: RadioPopper RX Mounting Bracket Base for Canon or Nikon
PJ1090:
RadioPopper RX
Mounting Bracket Base for
Canon or Nikon
---RadioPopper PX Bracket Base (10-18-10)
OC1049OC1049: Metal Foot Mod for Canon OC-E3
OC1049:
Metal Foot Mod
Canon OC-E3
---Metal Foot Mod for Canon OC-E3 (10-12-10)
CP1104CCP1104C (PJ1013B): Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket (Front View) Double Wide with Cushioned Aluminum Handle
CP1104C (PJ1013B):
Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket
Double Wide with
Cushioned Aluminum Handle
--HFMB Double Wide with Aluminum Handle (9-23-10)
SC1017DSC1017D: Leica DMR Power Cable for Tekkeon Universal Battery Pack
SC1017D: Leica DMR
Power Cable for
Tekkeon Universal Battery
--Leica DMR Pwr Cable: Tekkeon Battery (9-11-10)
SC1017CSC1017C: Leica DMR Power Cable for Quantum Turbo Battery
SC1017C: Leica DMR
Power Cable for
Quantum Turbo Battery
--Leica DMR Pwr Cable: Quantum Turbo Battery (9-9-10)
SC1017ASC1017b: Extendable Wired Remote for Leica DMR
SC1017a: Wired Remote Trigger for
Leica DMR Unit
(2 Position Switch Similar
to Leica #14254)
Extendable and Intervalometer
--Leica DMR Wired Remote Trigger: (9-1-10)
PJ1088PJ1088: SpeedRing with Attached Elinchrome Reflector - Front View
PJ1088: SpeedRing with
Attached Elinchrome Reflector
---Speedring with Attached Elinchrome Reflector (9-5-10)
PJ1087PJ1087: Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket - Narrow, Double Wide Mounted to Umbrella Adapter, FlexTT5 & Shortened OC-E3 with Dedicated hot Shoe
PJ1087 (OC1016a): HFMB
(Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket)
Narrow, Double Wide Mounted to
Umbrella Adapter, FlexTT5 &
Shortened OC-E3 with Dedicated Hot Shoe
---High Speed Sync, Dual Flash, FlexTT5 (8-4-10)
LT1031LT1031: Dual Head Wired Timer Remote TC-80N3
LT1031: Dual Head
Wired Timer Remote TC-80N3
---Dual Head Wired Remote: Canon / Nikon (7-26-10)
CP1105CP1105: Dedolight Light Head (DLH4) Converted to a Handheld, Variable Brightness, Zoom Focus, Quartz Halogen Light - Left Front View - Twist Tie Holding Trigger Pressed to Show Light Activated
CP1105: Dedolight Light Head (DLH4)
Converted to a Handheld, Variable Brightness,
Zoom Focus, Quartz Halogen Light
-Left Front View-
Twist Tie Holding Trigger Pressed
to Show Light Activated
---Flood Light: Handheld, Variable Pwr, Zoom (7-14-10)
CP1103CP1103: Low Profile LANC Port Extension Cable (Allows video camera monitor to fold up most of the way)
CP1103: Low Profile LANC
Port Extension Cable
(Allows video camera monitor
to fold up most of the way)
---Low Profile LANC Port Extension Cable (7-7-10)
CP1102CP1102: Airport International (ThinkTankPhoto.com) Rolling Bag with New Custom Brackets to Convert to Backback - Internal and External View
CP1102: Airport International
Rolling Bag with New Custom Brackets
to Convert to Backback
---Airport Int'l Roller Converted to Backpack (6-4-10)
CP1101CP1101: Canon IR Remote - External Connections (PW)
CP1101: Canon IR Remote
External Connections
---Canon IR Remote - External Connections (5-10-10)
AS1036AS1036: Quantaray 900WA Aux Sync Jack - Mini Jack (3.5mm) Installed in Body of Flash
AS1036: Quantaray 900WA
Aux Sync Jack
Mini Jack (3.5mm)
Installed in Body of Flash
---Quantaray 900WA Aux Sync Mini Jack (5-9-10)
PJ1084PJ1084: PW Metal Foot Mod - Horizontal Battery Door Version
PJ1084: PW Metal Foot Mod
Attached to Battery Door
(Rear & Side Views of Canon 5D)
---PW Metal Foot Mod - Battery Door Version (5-2-10)
PJ1086PJ1086: PW Metal Foot Mod - Horizontal Offset Version
PJ1086 PW Metal Foot Offset Mod
Attached to Side of PW
(Rear & Side Views of Canon 5D)
---PW Metal Foot Mod - Horizontal Offset Version (5-2-10)
CP1104CP1101: RadioPopper PX External IR Mod & IR Splitter
CP1104: RadioPopper PX
External IR Mod
& IR Splitter
---RadioPopper PX External IR Mod & IR Splitter (4-21-10)
PJ1011PJ1101: Double Wide Horizontal Flash Bracket - Front/Side View
PJ1101: Double Wide Horizontal
Flash Bracket - Front/Side View
---Double Wide Horizontal Flash Bracket 4-10-10
AS1001
AS1001: 580EX II
RF Noise Reduction Mod
---580 EX II Radio Freq Noise Reduction Mod (4-6-10)
PT1025
PT1025: Pre-Trigger Control Box
w/ Disconnect
---Pre-Trig Control w/ Disconnect, Trip, & Mount (4-4-10)
LT1016
LT1016: Stick-On Trigger
Half & Full Press
---Stick-On Trigger - 2 Pos (Half & Full Press) (3-27-10)
PJ1001
PJ1001: Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket
---Horizontal Flash Mounting Bracket (3-25-10)
SC1052
SC1052: RadioPopper JrX "Cube" with Optional RA Mini Plug
---RadioPopper JrX Sync Cable / Cube (3-23-10)
CP1001
CP1001: Countdown (Pre)-Trigger Control Box
---Countdown (Pre)-Trigger Control Box (3-15-10)
SC1001
SC1001: Quad Linked ScrewLock PC
Coiled / Straight
---Quad Linked ScrewLock PC - Coiled/Straight (3-6-10)
OC1008
OC1008: OC-E3 with Ded HS, Sync Jack &
Bypass Switch
---OC-E3 with Ded HS, Sync Jack & Bypass Switch (2-4-10)
CP1042
CP1042: Cell Headset to
Computer Adapter
---Cell Phone Headset - Computer Adapter (1-17-10)
CP1006
CP1006: Canon RC-1 Mod
---Canon RC-1 Mod - Remote 7D Movie (12-3-09)
CP1022
CP1022: RadioPopper Bracket Mod
Single
---RadioPopper PX Bracket Mod - Single Output(11-21-09)
CP1027
CP1027: RadioPopper Bracket Mod
Quad
---RadioPopper PX Bracket Mod - Quad Output (11-21-09)
PT1007
PT1007: Pre-Trig Cable
Skyport to Nikon D90
---Pre-Trigger Cable - Skyport to Nikon D90 (11-20-09)
CP1007
CP1007: Cell Phone Camera Trigger
---Cell Phone Camera Trigger (10-19-09)
OC1010
OC1010: OCC w/ A-B-AB Selector Switch
---OCC w/ A-B-AB Selector Switch (10-12-09)
PT1001
PT1001: Pre-Trig 6 Output Heavy Duty
---Pre-Trigger Cable - 6 Output - Heavy Duty (10-10-09)
AS1021
AS1021: PW & Battery Pack on Flash Head
---PW & Battery Pack Attached to Flash Head (10-6-09)
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A(***)Pre-Trigger Cables - Why You Want / Need This?
When you want to remotely fire a camera using any radio or other wireless setup, these cables will connect the receiver device to the camera itself. Most electronic cameras use a 3 wire shutter system, using a dual position shutter switch, such that the first position (half press) will wake up the camera, turn on the meter, and sometimes focus, and then the full press will actually fire the shutter. The Override Switch in the ON position will have the effect of keeping the camera in this half pressed "ready state", so it will be instantly ready to snap the picture once the trigger signal is received. The cable can be wired without this Override Switch in either the Pre-Trigger ON or the Pre-Trigger OFF position, depending on your needs. During the remote camera setup, the Override Switch needs to be in the OFF position, or the cable must be unplugged each time to review the image and adjust the camera settings.

If you are only trying to trigger 2 like cameras at the same time via a wired control, manual or intervalometer, you should take a look at the Dual Head Wired Remote (LT1031LT1031: Dual Head Wired Timer Remote TC-80N3
LT1031: Dual Head
Wired Timer Remote TC-80N3
).

Click for more on the Basic Operation for all Pre-Trigger Cables.


A1(***)1 x 6 Pre-Trigger Box for Heavy Duty Cables:
PT1001 (10-05-09)
PT1001: 1 x 6 Pre-Trigger Control Box w/ Override Switch for Heavy Duty SJ Cables and Weatherproof XLR ConnectorsThis 1 x 6 Pre-Trigger Box works just like my other Multiple Output Pre-Trigger Boxes, but this unit is designed and set up for heavy duty weather resistant SuperFlex cables and connectors. These connectors and other parts can be seen in the next image, and the entire setup (without the extension cables) is made to fit into a heavy plastic securityPT1002: 1 x 6 Pre-Trigger Control Box w/ Foot Switch, 1 x 2 Splitter, Extension Cable, and Nikon Camera Cables using Heavy Duty Weatherproof XLR Conectors on Neoprene Water Resistant SuperFlex Cable box as seen here. Each of the 6 outputs are electrically isolated from each other to prevent the possiblility of "shutter bounce" where the firing of one camera will then re-fire the next connected camera. This setupPT1003: 1 x 6 Pre-Trigger control Box in Security Box with Cable Port and Rubber Port Cover has already been tested to successufully fire multiple cameras at a wired distance of over 800 feet using these water resistant SuperFlex cables equipped with the Heavy Duty Weatherproof XLR connectors. A foot switch is shown as the trigger (based on the customers desires), but any momentary switch can be used, even a radio setup can be plugged into the mini jack input in the Pre-Trigger Control Box. This setup can even be triggered directly from the handheld camera, should it be desired to have all the cameras (handheld and remote) to fire at the same time.

Why is this done this way?
This setup was requested for use outdoors in a soccer stadium where the increased amount of electronic equipment (television and advertising signs) have been running havoc with the photogs radio remotes, giving unreliable firing. The photog wanted to have 2 remote cameras in each goal, and for all of the remotes to be triggered with a single press of the momentary switch (so as not to miss any of the action by pressing the wrong side of a dual switch). All the cable connections are positive locking, weatherproof, and the cable itself has a thick neoprene jacket for durability from trampling, and flexibility under all weather conditions.


If you are interested in this level of hardwired quality, contact me with your needs and setup for a custom design and quote.

For other multi-output Pre-Trigger Control Boxes see this the items here (end of section).

Pricing:
The Custom Pre-Trigger Control Box itself is priced as a basic unit with one output for $345 and then $85 for each additional output connection. As shown in this posting, this unit would be $345 + ($85 x 5) = $770. Other components needed at additional costs are the Y-Splitter, short and long extension cables, cables to connect directly to the cameras, and a foot switch or other trigger switch. The Y-Splitter Cable has similar included electronics to the Control Box, and is $295, while the camera end connectors are $175 each. Extension cables are priced as a connector charge of $95, and then a wire charge of $2 /foot. A 25 foot (minimum length) positive locking, weatherproof extension would then be $95 + ($2 x 25) = $145. The foot switch with the heavy duty cable and connector is $175, while the rigid Pelican case with the wire pass through port is $195. Not shown as part of this original setup is a heavy duty winder reel to hold the approximately 800 feet of cable. With the cable spooled on the winder, this item is $295. This winder reel is available in different sizes as needed.

Foot Switch Trigger vs Primary Camera Triggering:
If you are planning to use any of these triggers to connect into the Control Box and fire the remote cameras: Foot Switch (LT1021LT1021: Foot Switch with Heavy Duty Cable
LT1021: Foot Switch with
Heavy Duty Cable
), Manual Hand Tripper (LT1028LT1028 (SC1042): Manual Tripper - Small vs Large
LT1028 (SC1042): Manual Tripper
Small vs Large
), Lens Mounted Switch (LT1001LT1001: Lens Mounted Trigger Cable - Single Switch with 3 foot straight Cable
LT1001: Lens Mounted Trigger
Single Switch with
3 foot straight Cable
), or Pocket Wizard, then no other changes are needed for the Control Box itself. If you plan on using your primary handheld camera to also be the trigger mechanism, then you might want the Isolation Disconnect Switch installed either into the main Control Box, or as an extra item attached to the bottom of your handheld camera that you can flip with your thumb. This switch allows you to quickly disconnect the handheld camera from the remotes without having to unplug any cables. This is item (PT1025PT1025: Pre-Trigger Control Box 1 x 2 - Disconnect Switch, Manual Tripper, Under Camera Mounting
PT1025: Control Box with
Disconnect Switch,
Manual Tripper and
Under Camera Mounting
): Control Box w/ Disconnect.

A2(***) Foot Switch w/ Built In Pre-Trigger Module
LT1021A (PT1029)
LT1021A (PT1029): Heavy Duty Foot Switch with Built in Pre-Trigger Override SwitchThe Heavy Duty Foot Switch with a Standard Weight Cable attached (as in the image left), is available for $130.  In the image shown, the cable ends in the mini jack (so as to accept any optional camera specific cable ending in the normal 3 conductor mini plug), but also has an optional Pre-Trigger Override Switch for triggering a single remote camera, while still being able to set the Pre-Trigger status to ON or OFF. This setup can also be hardwired to a specific camera plug as needed, for an additional cost, naturally. Normally you would have the Pre-Trigger Cable as an extra device on the cable end, or as part of he Control Box. Adding the Pre-Trigger Override Switch to this Foot Switch is a $95 additional cost. The camera specific cable shown (Canon N3) is a $105 additional cost, and is listed as item PT1005.

A3(***) Foot Switch w/ 10' Cable & N3 Plug
LT1021B (PT1029A)
LT1021B (PT1029A): Foot Switch w/ 10 feet Crushproof Cable, Hardwired to Canon N3 PlugIn this example of the very popular Heavy Duty Foot Switch, the Heavyweight Crushproof Cable is 10 feet long, and is hardwired to a Canon N3 plug (OEM version). (Any other camera plug can be used, depending on your specific needs.) This length is fine if you are pressing the foot switch and you are near the tripod mounted camera. If you are having one of the subjects in the picture pressing the foot switch themselves, you will likely need at least 20 feet of cable, 30 or more feet to be safe. Don't forget that about 6 feet of cable is being used to go from the camera to the floor, and then leaving enough extra so the cable can be anchored to prevent a pull over. Whenever the Override switch is NOT present, the plug can be wired as if the switch were either ON or OFF (Pre-Trigger ON, or Pre-Trigger OFF). This must be decided on ordering, naturally. The Heavy Duty Foot Switch w/ 10 foot Crushproof Cable is $155. Additional 10 foot increments of cable are $10 each. The Canon N3 Plug (OEM version) is $45, for a total of $200. Adding an Override Switch into the line where the inline splice is visible would add an additional $55. Other plugs or connectors and disconnects can also be used as requested. By special order, the Foot Switch is also available in Blue, Yellow and Orange for an additional $35.

2 Position Foot Switch (Half and Full Press):
While a foot switch is USUALLY made as just a single momentary position (and hence the need for the Override switch), this style of foot switch can also be made as a 2 position press, just like the camera shutter button, or any of the hand controllers (Nikon MC-30, Canon RS-80N3, etc). This requires both an additional micro switch inside the foot switch, and a different multi-conductor cable to the camera plug, as well as some additional costs. Do keep in mind, that the foot is just not as sensitive as the hand, which is why this is not that common a setup. If this is really what you want, ask!


Foot Switch w/ 20 Feet Crushproof Cable, Pre-Trigger Override Switch and Dual OutputsHere is the same Foot Switch, but now with 20 feet of the Crushproof Cable, which is a better length for most photobooth type of setups. Also included is the Pre-Trigger Override Switch in place of the Inline Splice. Notice that as requested for this specific photog, there are 2 camera ends connected, one is the Canon N3, and the other is the Sub-Mini plug, so either style of camera can be used, one at a time. There are no isolation circuits included, so the different cameras can not easily be used at the same time, unlike as seen in the Pre-Trigger Control Box units.



This same Foot Switch is also available in an Extra Heavy Duty Metal version (black only) for an additional $45, and while the normal Foot Switch alone weighs in at 3.5 oz, the metal version is a heafty 2.5 pounds.


B(***) Pre-Trigger: Canon N3 (OEM), Override Switch
PT1004
PT1004: Pre-Trigger Cable: Canon N3 (OEM) Plug, RA Mini Plug, Override SwitchThis Pre-Trigger Cable has the Canon N3 connector (OEM version), a RA mini plug, and an easy to use small override switch. The cable lengths can customized up to 30 inches for the same price, and it is $130 as shown.

When this Pre-Trigger Cable is made using a generic camera connector, and a straight mini plug, it is now specially priced at $45, and the cord lengths can still be customized to your needs.

Pre-Trigger Cable: Canon N3 Plug (OEM) with RA Molded Mini Plug & Override SwitchThe same connectors are used in these next 2 versions of the Pre-Trigger Cable, and the price is also $130 as shown. (Sometimes it is just a personal preference of how the switch looks, and what is currently available.)


Pre-Trigger Cable: Nikon MC-DC2 Plug for D7000, D90This Pre-Trigger Cable has the MC-DC2 connector, which is used for the Nikon D90 and D7000 cameras (and possibly others). The price for this setup is also $130 as shown.







C(***) Pre-Trigger - MultiMax / Flex TT5 Version
PT1005
PT1005: Pre-Trigger Cables for Use with the New USB Pocket WizardThese Special Pre-Trigger Cables - USB MultiMax Version are $65 each using one of the generic camera connectors shown (Nikon 10 pin or D80, Canon N3 or XT). They DO NOT need the override switch, as it is built into the new PW MultiMax unit. This item will allow a remote enable or disable of the pre-release action, similar to what the manual override switch would do. The cable length is about 16 inches long, but like all my other custom items, this can be varied to suit your needs. Up to 24 inches total length would be the same price, while much longer cables are possible by quote. For a limited time (for this cable only), a Nikon 10 pin or the D80 OEM plug is available instead of the generic connector for an additional $25, while a Canon N3 OEM plug is available for $35. The Nikon D90 is using a different connector, is brand new, hard to find, and is currently $45. (The amount of the OEM connector needs to be added to the cost of the cable.) These Canon and Nikon OEM connector plugs are shown in PT1006:the image to the left. Using this Special Pre-Trigger cable along with a USB MultiMax PW as the receiver, will allow you to remotely wake up or allow to sleep the remote location camera (enable or disable the pre-trigger mode). This means that any remote camera set in the rafters, or other hard to access location can be set up hours or days before the event, left alone to go into sleep mode based on the camera delay settings, and then remotely turned on from the transmitter PW just minutes before shooting time without having to leave the camera in the pre-release ready state (half shuter press) consuming battery power. This is a relatively new function of the USB model of the MultiMax Pocket Wizard and was recently reviewed by Rob Galbraith on January 19, 2008. Click here to see Rob's review open in a new window.

More details about the use, function, and quirks of this Remote Enable / Disable feature can be seen at this jump

More details about the setup to remote trigger a 1Ds Mark III using the FlexTT5 can be seen at this jump



C1(***)Skyport Radio to Trigger Nikon D90 Using:
Custom Pre-Trigger Cable

PT1007
PT1007: Skyport Radio Set to Trigger Nikon D90 using a Custom Pre-Trigger CableThere seems to be a quirk when trying to use the Skyport Radio Set to trigger a camera, especially the popular Nikon D90. A normally constructed Pre-Trigger or Motor Drive cable will give inconsistent camera triggering. A Customized Pre-Trigger Cable, ending in the D90 connector shown in the image is needed for reliable camera triggering, and will cost $130. This Customized Pre-Trigger Cable has currently been tested for the Canon Rebel series, and the Canon 5D as well. It is likely that each camera must be tested to determine the correct Pre-Trigger cable configuration and internal electronics.



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Important: Due to the poor design of the D80 and D90 camera connector, they stick straight out from the camera, as opposed to all the other connectors which are RA (right angle) connectors. This puts a large torque force on the plug and the camera jack, and many have had to be repaired. I offer a Re-Molding mod for these inline connectors to convert them from a straight inline connector to a RA connector, usually forward, as seen here. If you should break the straight connector, it is not returnable. This applies to all uses of the D80 or D90 straight connector.
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D(***) Pre-Trigger - Override Switch Module
PT1008
This USB Pre-Trigger Cable will NOT work correctly if plugged into either of the upper ports of the PW (or other radio receiver), unless the Pre-Trigger Override Switch Module (below) is first attached to PT1008: Pre-Trigger Override Switch Module - Allows a USB Pre-Trigger Cable to be used in a Conventional Mannerthe USB Pre-Trigger Cable. This conversion module is currently being offerred at a special price of $105. When one of my new USB Pre-Trigger Cables is plugged into the mini jack side of this conversion module, the combined unit then behaves just as a normal Pre-trigger Cable with the Override switch. You must specify whether this is to be used for Canon or Nikon. It can also be made with a selector switch so this unit can be used with either brand (additional $40).


See: Why You Want This!



E(***) Dual Use Mod for Standard Pre-Trigger
PT1009
PT1009: Modification of Standard LPA Designs Pre-Release Cable for connection to USB Version of MultiMax PWHere is a Custom Mod for the LPA Designs Pre-Release Cable which will allow the Standard LPA Designs Pre-Release Cable (Canon XT version pictured) to be used with the new USB version MultiMax PW as well as with a conventional PW. See above for details of the Special Pre-Trigger Cables - USB Version. It is $50 for this custom mod to add the extra 3 conductor cable into the existing Pre-Release Cable for the Canon XT model (shown), or the Canon N3, Nikon 10 pin, or Nikon D80 models (not shown). When used for remote ENABLE / DISABLE of the pre-release (pre-trigger) action, the manual switch needs to stay in the OFF position, since it is the receiver PW that controls this action being remotely activated from the transmitter PW. This is most useful when the remote camera has to be set up hours or days in advance of the shoot. The camera can be left to go to sleep and conserve battery power, and then woAĜżRup and sent into the pre-release (pre-trigger) mode on a moments notice, ready to shoot with just about a full battery charge.

This Custom Mod just appeared in Rob Galbraith - Digital Photography Insights on 3-31-08. Click here to see Rob's story open in a new window.



F(***) Motor Drive Cable - No Override Switch
PT1010
PT1010: Pre-Trigger (MotorDrive) Cable for Canon N3 or Nikon 10 Pin Cameras - No AutoFocus Override SwitchPre-Trigger Cables without the override switch are $60 using the generic camera connector. These are also referred to by the older name of "Motor Drive Cables" left over from when cameras actually had motor drives. OEM Canon N3 and Nikon 10 pin connectors are available for an additional $45. The length is usually about 16 inches, but can be customized to any length up to about 30 inches PT1011: Pre-Trigger Cable w/o Override Switch (Motor Drive) - Canon N3 to HH Malefor the same price. This items are usually wired to keep the camera AWAKE, just as if you had the shutter half pressed all the time, but it can also be wired to allow the camera to go to SLEEP if you specify this is what you wish. Normally these Motor Drive cables will end in a mini plug, but a HH connector can also be used for just $5 additional. If you are using the "Add-A Tap" setup with zip cords, be sure to specify that you need UNPOLARIZED HH plugs which have both blades of the same width.

This form of the Pre-Trigger Cable uses the very common RJ45 connector, and standard ethernet cables (Cat5, 5e, or 6) as extension cords to make the remote as long as desired. This current setup was requested to end in the mini jack for the greatest flexibility, so any number of different trigger switches can be attached as needed. The N3 to RJ45 jack cable is $130, and the other end cable as mini jack to RJ45 jack is $55. As shown, this is for the 2 wire setup, wired as pre-trigger ON. If you are thinking you might want to use a 2 position hand switch as well (RS-60E3, or RS-80N3 modified to end in a mini plug) so you can have the half press as well as the full press (Pre-Trigger ON or OFF) along the entire distance, then a 3 wire setup is needed, as well as an Override Switch ($55) to switch between the 2 modes of operation. This is possible since there will be unused conductors within the ethernet cable and end connectors, and then within the standard ethernet cables.


G(***) Pre-Trigger Cable w/ Override Switch
PT1012
PT1012: Pre-Trigger Cable for Canon N3 or Nikon 10 Pin Cameras - Toggle and Mini Override Switch ComparisionThe Pre-Trigger Cable with the Override switch is $70 using the larger TOGGLE switch (left), and $80 using the MINI switch (right). The length is usually about 6 to 8 inches on either side of the override switch, and can be customized when ordered. Add $5 to use a RA mini plug instead of the straight mini plug. OEM Canon N3 and Nikon 10 pin connectors are available for an additional $45. The TOGGLE override switch is easier to manipulate, and has a more tactile feel, and is easier to see the position of the switch.

H(***) "Cold Weather" Pre-Trigger - Nikon
PT1013
PT1013: Pre-Trigger Cable with Toggle Override Switch - Temperature Resistant Rubber Jacketed Cable Especially for Cold Weather Use - Nikon 10 pin OEM Connector, Oversized RA Molded Mini PlugThis Cold Weather Pre-Trigger Cable with the Toggle Override Switch, Nikon 10 pin OEM connector, and Oversized RA Molded Mini Plug, all on Temperature Resistant Rubber Jacketed Cable is being sold for a SPECIAL price of $130, while it would normally sell for $145. The oversized mini plug is easy to grip, and the heavy rubber cables should stay flexible when used outdoors in the cold weather. (Sorry, but the Canon N3 connector is not available at this price.) During cold weather, if you have trouble gripping, and turning the locking collar of the 10 pin connector, see the Custom Aux Collar, (below), which increases the diameter of the connector, and makes it easier to turn.

See: Why You Want This!



I(***) Aux Turning Collar for Nikon 10 Pin
CP1064 (PT1014)
CP1064 (PT1014): Nikon 10 Pin Plug with Auxiliary Collar - Showing Clerance to Lens Release and PC JackThis Aux Collar for the Nikon 10 pin plug is a custom, press fit, 0.75 inch diameter, knurled plastic collar which makes it easier to turn the metal collar, especially in tight spaces, when wearing gloves, or for extra large fingers. The image left shows the Aux Collar on aPT1015: Nikon 10 Pin Plug with Auxiliary Collar (0.75 inch Diameter) - For ease in Turning Metal Lock Ring Nikon 10 pin plug in a D300, showing the clearance to the lens release button, and the PC jack. As each collar is custom made and fit, the specific cable does need to be sent to me, or this item can be fit to a new plug end on a new device. This Aux Collar is currently $25 each. This same item is also made for the ScrewLock PC plug and can be seen here as item SC1003SC1003: Aux Collar on ScrewLock PC Plug
SC1003: Aux Collar on
ScrewLock PC Plug
.

Another mod for the Nikon 10 pin plug is the Custom Re-Mold of the plug itself so the cable exits in a more downward direction, as opposed to sticking out from the camera body, as seen in the Custom Nikon 10 Pin Re-Mold (CP1063CP1063: Nikon 10 Pin Plug - ReMolded for Closer Fit to Camera Body
CP1063:
Nikon 10 Pin Plug
ReMolded for Closer Fit
to Camera Body
).


J(***) "Cold Weather" Pre-Trigger - Canon
PT1016
PT1016: Pre-Trigger Cable with Toggle Override Switch - Temperature Resistant Rubber Jacketed Cable Especially for Cold Weather Use - Canon N3 OEM Connector, Oversized RA Molded Mini PlugThis Cold Weather Pre-Trigger Cable with the Toggle Override Switch, Canon N3 OEM connector, and Oversized RA Molded Mini Plug, all on Temperature Resistant Rubber Jacketed Cable is being sold for a SPECIAL price of $140. The oversized mini plug is easy to grip, and the heavy rubber cables should stay flexible when used outdoors in the cold weather.




K(***) Pre-Trigger Combo Cable
PT1017
PT1017: Pre-Trigger Cable Combo Unit - Remote Cord with Built In Override SwitchThis Pre-Trigger Combo Unit is a specialized version of the hand trigger controller where the override switch and mini plug are incorporated directly into the controller. It is shown with the molded straight mini plug for $175, although the RA mini plug can be added for an additional $5. As with the other Pre-Trigger units, the OEM Canon N3 and Nikon 10 pin connectors are available for an additional $25 and $35, respectivly.



M(***) 1 x 6 Pre-Trigger Cable w/ Override Switch
PT1019
PT1019: Custom 6 Oupput Pre-Trigger Cable with Override Switch Hardwired for Canon XT CamerasHere is a Custom 6 Output Pre-Trigger Cable with the Override Switch hardwired for a series of Canon XT cameras. The costs for this and the other control boxes below are $185 for the basic unit (one output) and then $55 for each additional output (cable or jack as below). The 6 output unit shown here for the XT series would be $460. All the outputs are isolated from each other to minimize feedback and interference. Other generic camera connectors (Canon N3, Nikon 10 pin, Nikon D80) are charged at $25. As with the other Pre-Trigger units, the OEM Canon N3 and Nikon 10 pin connectors are available for an additional $25 and $35, respectivly.

Additional Options / Costs (all versions):
The Manual PushButton will add $35, and each Threaded Insert adds $30. For certain setups, the threaded insert can be made as a pass through so the Control Box can be mounted to the camera bottom, and then a reduced neck thumbscrew would be $15. A second Input Jack (2 or 3 wire) will add $60, while the 3 position Disconnect / Input Selector Switch will add $65.

See: Why You Want This!



N(***) 1 x 6 Pre-Trigger Box w/ Override Switch
PT1020
PT1020: Custom 1 x 6 Pre-Trigger Control Box with Override SwitchThis Custom 1 x 6 Pre-Trigger Control Box (left) with the Override Switch can accept different input and output connections.

The Custom 1 x 4 Pre-Trigger Control Box (below) with the Override Switch can also accept different input and output connections.PT1021

Each output jack of both units is 3 conductor wired and diode protected to prevent trigger bounce. This means you can use either conventional "Pre-Trigger Cables", "Motor Drive Cables" or the Special Pre-Trigger Cables - MultiMax Version, with any conventional radio receiver.

PT1022: Pre-Trigger Control Box 1 x 4 When the oversized RA mini plugs are used, as in the Cold Weather Pre-Trigger Cable (Canon), or (Nikon), additional spacing is needed between the mini jacks on the Control Box. The Override switch on the Control Box face will set the Pre-Trigger function of the output when the Special Pre-Trigger Cables - MultiMax Version are used. This allows for a clean setup in that the Control Box should be at your main location, and then separate lines run out to the remote cameras. The Control Box switch will then set the Pre-Trigger action for all the output cameras at the same time. If a standard Pre-Trigger Cable is used for any output, then the individual switch on that cable will control the Pre-Trigger action for that camera.

Pre-Trigger Control Box (PTCB) 1 x 4 with Override Switch, Push Button Test Switch, 2 wire InputThis PTCB, is also a 1 input, 4 output (1x4) Pre-Trigger Control Box (PTCB) with the Override (Pre-Trigger) switch, but you can also see the Push Button Test Switch (green) which adds just $35 to the total. The single input as shown is a 2 wire input, but an additional 3 wire input can also be added if desired for true half press and full press trigger action. As with all the other PTCB's, many types of inputs can be used, from the Lens Mounted Trigers, Foot Swtich, Manual Tripper, radio receiver, or even the handheld camera.


Pricing for these Pre-Trigger Control Boxes is the same as the 1 x 6 Pre-Trigger Cable just above.


N1(***) 1 x 4 Pre-Trigger Box w/ Override Switch
PT1023
PT1023: Pre-Trigger Control Box (1x4) with Override Switch, and Threaded InsertsHere is another example of the Pre-Trigger Control Box (1x4), but this time the output jacks are on the side face, with the input jack on the main face along with the Override switch. Using a RA (right angle) plug for the input, and straight plugs for the outputs will allow all the cords to exit the unit in a neat and orderly fashion. The rear face has threaded inserts for both 3/8-16 and 1/4-20 standard thread sizes for mounting the control box to a threaded stud.

N1a(***) 1 x 4 Pre-Trigger Box w/ Override & Test
PT1029
PT1029: Pre-Trigger Control Box (1x4) with Side Controls, Override Switch, Test Button, Threaded InsertThis Pre-Trigger Control Box (1x4) - Side Controls, has all the controls and connections on the side face for a very clean, unobtrusive look. There is a single 2 wire input, but a 3 wire input can be added if desired (see below). In this format, the entire Control Box can be put in a waterproof bag, and then all the cables will exit in a single bundle. The costs are still the same as listed in the 1x6 Pre-Trigger Cable (Hardwired). in this example, the basic box with a single output is $185, and then each additional output is $55. The Test Switch (Manual Push Button), adds $35, and the threaded insert adds $30, for a total of $185 + $55 + $55 + $55 + $35 + $30 = $415 . As should be obvious by now, just about any configuration and set of optional components is possible, just ask and describe your intended setup.

A common input device is the Foot Switch w/ Crushproof Cable (CP1101LT1021: Foot Switch with Heavy Duty Cable
LT1021: Foot Switch with
Crushproof Cable
) which is $140 for up to a 4 foot cable. Cables used to connect the box outputs to individual camera pre-trigger cables are available in various lengths. As an example, a 25 foot 3 conductor cable with molded plugs is $25. Either 2 wire or 3 wire Pre-Trigger Cables can be used, but the 3 wire cables will allow the Override Swtich in the Pre-Trigger Control Box to function properly, and control the Pre-Trigger function of the remote camera.



N2(***) 1 x 2 Pre-Trigger Box w/ Override Switch &
Input for Both 2, and 3 Wire Trigger Input:
(3 Wire Input Allows for Half and Full Press)

PT1024
PT1024: Pre-Trigger Control Box - 1 x 2 Output Jacks with Standard 2 Wire and Special 3 Wire Trigger Input JacksHere is an image of about the smallest 1 x 2 Pre-Trigger Control Box, and is made to mount either above or below a bracket, and be close to one of the 2 cameras this is meant to control. You can see that the box has dimensions of only 2 x 1 x 3/4 inches, has a manual push button trigger, and dual input jacks. One input jack is meant for the standard 2 wire momentary switch (Foot Switch, Lens Mounted Trigger, or Pocket Wizard), and the other input jack is meant for a special 3 Wire Dual Position Switch, just like the regular camera shutter that will do a half press to focus, and then a full press to actuate the trigger. This half and full press action can be done in a single switch as in the Custom Stick-On - Half & Full Press Trigger, or in 2 single action switches set next to each other as in the Stick-On Trigger - Dual Switch, as long as each trigger ends in a single 3 conductor mini plug.

Costs: Pre-Trigger Control Box - Ultra-Small
Making this ultra-small Pre-Trigger Control Box does cost a bit more than the larger units above because of the ultra-small size, and is $475 for the unit as shown with the dual outputs, dual inputs, manual tripper, pre-trigger override switch, and threaded insert for mounting.


Pre-Trigger Control Box - Additional Functions
As an added benefit, all of these Pre-Trigger Control Boxes can also be used in Hardwired Trigger Mode, which is especially useful in very crowded shooting environments where the interference between competing radios is a real issue. The remote cameras will be very closely in sync with the trigger camera with hardly any need for sync equalization. To do this, the Control Box must be connected to the main camera, not using the PC jack or hot shoe, but by using an Open Circuit Pre-Trigger Cable (Pre-Trigger Cable with the override switch set to "OFF").

Normally, the input jack of the Pre-Trigger Control Box is wired as a 2 conductor jack for a single stage of a switch closure, like a Foot Switch, Lens Trigger, a radio receiver, or the connection directly to a camera as mentioned in the paragraph just above. An additional input jack that is wired as a 3 conductor jack can be added to any of these Pre-Trigger Control Boxes to allow for a 2 stage input trigger that will then signal the Half Press, and then the Full Press, just like the actual camera shutter. In this fashion, you can correctly use any wired shutter release ending in a 3 conductor mini plug, like the Custom Stick-On - Half & Full Press Trigger, or the Stick-On Trigger - Dual Switch. It is $60 to add the extra 3 conductor mini jack to any of the above Pre-Trigger Control Boxes (that don't already show this extra feature) as a way to provide for an alternate 2 stage input device.



N3(***)1 x 2 Pre-Trigger Control Box w/ Disconnect,
Manual Tripper, & Under Camera Mounting

PT1025
PT1025: Pre-Trigger Control Box 1 x 2 - Disconnect Switch, Manual Tripper, Under Camera MountingThis Pre-Trigger Control Box has some new features, such as an easy under camera mounting using the removable captive thumbscrew. By removing the captive screw, the Conrol Box can also be mounted to a bracket unthreaded hole using the threaded insert of the Control Box. In addition, the Main Selector Switch (shown in red) has 3 positions, and is designed to disconnect the Outputs from the PT1026: Pre-Trigger Control Box 1 x 2- Disconnect Switch, Manual Tripper, Dual Input (2 wire, 3 wire), Dual Output  Inputs, and provide a complete isolation between the Main and Remote cameras. One reason for this disconnect is for when the Manual PushButton Trigger is pressed, only the remote cameras will fire and not the main camera. In the same Disconnect position, firing the main camera will not allow the remote cameras to fire, without having to disconnect any cables or plugs. With certain camera combinations, opening the memory card door sends a feedback signal PT1027: Pre-Trigger Conrol Box 1 x 2 - Attached to Camera Bottom with Short Camera Cord (Side View)PT1028: Pre-Trigger Control Box 1 x 2 - Attached to Camera Bottom with Short Camera Cord (Front View)to the remote cameras and they will fire continuously for a time. By providing this isolation through the Disconnect Switch, the memory card of the main camera can be replaced as often as needed without the extraneous firing of the remote cameras.

The Dual Inputs work just as described in the above 1 x 2 Pre-Trigger Control Box (PT1024PT1024: Pre-Trigger Control Box - 1 x 2 Output Jacks with Standard 2 Wire and Special 3 Wire Trigger Input Jacks
PT1024: Pre-Trigger Control Box
1 x 2 Output Jacks with
Standard 2 Wire and
Special 3 Wire
Trigger Input Jacks
) and the same types of Single or Dual Action Triggers can be used:

One Input Jack is meant for the standard 2 wire momentary switch: Foot Switch (LT1021LT1021: Foot Switch with Heavy Duty Cable
LT1021: Foot Switch with
Heavy Duty Cable
), Lens Mounted Trigger (LT1001LT1001: Lens Mounted Trigger Cable - Single Switch with 3 foot straight Cable
LT1001: Lens Mounted Trigger
Single Switch with
3 foot straight Cable
), or Pocket Wizard, and the other Input Jack is meant for a special 3 Wire Dual Position Switch (LT1016LT1016: Stick-On Trigger - Custom Dual Switch (Half Press, Full Press)
LT1016: Stick-On Trigger
Custom Dual Switch
Half Press, Full Press
), just like the regular camera shutter that will do a half press to focus, and then a full press to actuate the trigger. This half and full press action can be done in a single switch as in the Custom Stick-On - Half & Full Press Trigger (LT1016LT1016: Stick-On Trigger - Custom Dual Switch (Half Press, Full Press)
LT1016: Stick-On Trigger
Custom Dual Switch
Half Press, Full Press
), or in 2 single action switches set next to each other as in the Stick-On Trigger - Dual Switch (LT1017LT1017: Stick-On Trigger - Dual Switch: Single Plug for Half Press (red), Full Press (black)
LT1017: Stick-On Trigger
Custom Dual Switch
Single Plug for
Half Press (red),
Full Press (black)
), as long as each trigger ends in a single 3 conductor mini plug. The camera cable is a shortened version of the USB MultiMax Pre-Trigger Cable (PT1006PT1006: Pre-Trigger Cables for New USB Pocket Wizard
PT1006: Pre-Trigger Cables for
New USB Pocket Wizard
), and is connected to the 3 Wire Input Jack.

Even though there are 2 Output Jacks on this Control Box, it is "cleaner" to use just a single connecting cable when this unit is mounted under the camera. If multiple remotes are being used, the connecting cable can then be used as the input to another Pre-Trigger Control Box will will handle the actual splitting and isolating of all the separate lines to the individual remote cameras.

Costs: Pre-Trigger Control Box w/ Disconnect
Making this version of the Pre-Trigger Control Box is $565 for the unit as shown with the dual outputs, dual inputs, manual tripper, pre-trigger override switch, 3 position Selector Switch, recessed threaded insert, the reduced neck captive screw, and a 6 foot connecting cable. Specific camera cables are additional and not included in the above cost. They can be found here (PT1006PT1006: Pre-Trigger Cables for New USB Pocket Wizard
PT1006: Pre-Trigger Cables for
New USB Pocket Wizard
). The Canon cable shown here with the metal lock collar would be $100.


N3a(***)Pre-Trigger Control Box - 21 Output
PT1029 (2-25-11)
PT1029: Pre-Trigger Control Box (PTCB) - 21 Outputs, 2 Inputs, Test & Pre-Trigger SwitchesThis 21 Output PTCB works like all the other Pre-Trigger Control Boxes in this section, in that each output is electrically isolated from the next, and all 21 outpus can be triggered at the same time either by pressing the green push putton, or momentarily closing any type of switch that is attached to 1 of the 2 input jacks (top or side face). The cost for this version is similar to the other boxes of this type. It is $185 for the basic setup, $55 for each output, $35 for the Push Button, and $60 for the second input jack. While the input jacks are usually set up for just a 2 wire single position switch, either one can be wired for a 2 position (3 wire) switch so you will get both half press and full press actions from the remote switch or radio trigger that supports these functions.


N4(*** Leica S2 Trigger Cable (12-14-10)
Leica S Trigger Cable (8-9-13)
PT1028
PT1028: Leica S2 Trigger Cable Made to Fit Wireless RemoteThe new Leica S2 medium format camera didn't have a trigger cable until now. This Leica S2 Trigger Cable is shown working with a very nice wireless (RF based) remote that is made under many names. Shown is a coiled rubber cable, although a straight cable can be used as well, and custom lengths are always available. While this particular Transmitter (Interfit Strobies Delta) will transmit both a half press and a full press to the matched Receiver unit, currently the Leica S2 will only accept the full press signal. Further analysis will be done soon to reveal if the Leica S2 will actually support the half press signal through the remote release input port, as most other digital camera already do. Update: I have analyzed one of the S2 cameras, and sorry to say, the half-press of the shutter is not available through the remote connection port. This doesn't really matter for most shooting with most remotes, although remotes like this Interfit Strobies (and the other clones) are able to transmit the half shutter press.

This trigger line will be expanded shortly to most every type and size of wireless device (Pocket Wizard, Elinchrome, CyberSync, etc). Just about all of these wireless (RF based) triggers will only transmit a single signal, unlike the wireless trigger above, and just as with other Pre-Trigger type of cables, the cable itself can be wired as if the Pre-Triggger is set to ON or OFF, based on the particular setup desired.

The base price to make a Leica S2 (or S) Trigger Cable is $135 using a straight cable, or a cable that you send me that came with the trigger set you already have. Coiled cords (up to 6 foot extended length) are available for $55 additional. Right angle (RA) sub-mini plugs are also available at $5.

You can extend the length of any of these cables using M-F extensions matched to the size of the plug on the Leica S2 Trigger Cable.

Update 8-9-13: The Leica S uses a different plug (looks the same, but different number of pins, and a different keyway) for the trigger cable than the Leica S2, but currently the pricing will be the same as listed above, with all the same options for extensions.


PT1028b
Leica S (and S2)
Motor Drive Cable for
Profoto Air Remote
---Profoto Air Remote: Leica S Motor Drive Cable 6-4-2014
This image shows the Leica S plug (blue strain relief) next to a Profoto Air Remote, although Pocket Wizards, and most other wireless remotes can also be used. It is $135 to make an S or S2 Trigger Cable. Right angle (RA) plugs (mini shown in image) are also available at $5 additional.




Wired Hand Trigger w/ Extension CableThis Wired Hand Trigger has been re-configured to allow the Leica S2 Trigger Cable (just above) to fit, and even be extended using any number and length of M-F cables. The Wired Hand Trigger is available in many forms, ranging from the OEM versions like the Nikon MC-DC2, Canon RC-80N3, Nikon MC-30, or any of the generic versions of these same Shutter Release units. It is $95 to add this sub-mini jack to a generic Shutter Release while it is $85 to add this sub-mini (2.5 mm) or mini (3.5 mm) jack to any Shutter Release you send to me (timer version or standard). The LEMO connector to mini plug end is naturally additional ($135), unless you send it along. The 6 foot M-F extension shown is $30, while a 12 foot M-F extension is also availble for $50.

Wired Hand Trigger, 6 Foot Extension, & Detachable Leica S2 Trigger Cable (Pocket Wizard Motor Drive Cable)Here the disconnect is made using the mini plug and mini jack. The S2 cable can be unplugged and used to connect to a Pocket Wizard or other radio receiver using the mini (3.5 mm) sized connector, or left connected to be used as a handheld wired trigger. The costs are just as above with the sub-mini connector setup.

PT1028aioShutter Cable Modified with Inline Mini Jack for Leica S2 and S Cameras
ioShutter Cable
Modified with Inline
Mini Jack to fit
Leica S2 or S
---ioShutter Cable Modified for Leica S2 or S (12-20-13)
ioShutter Cable Modified with Inline Mini Jack for Leica S2 and S Cameras
As you can see, the inline mini jack (3.5mm) can be added to almost any device, such as this ioShutter cable for just $95, to allow the Leica S2 and S Trigger Cable to be used when connected to the iPhone using the ioShutter intervalomter app (for iPhone and iPad). For those using the Android platform, the TriggerTrap mobile app, and cable can be modified for the Leica S2, and S cameras for the same price as above. Please keep in mind, that the wiring for the S and S2 is different than most other DSLRs, so make sure to specify whihc camera this setup will be used with.

Leica S2 Cable Release with 6 Foot CableIf the original length of cable is too short on the wired hand controller, it can be extended using the disconnects and extensions as above, or a longer length of cable can be directly added between the LEMO connector and the hand controller itself.


Note: It seems that many of the Leica branded S2 (and now the S) cables seem to have broken or shorted wires as they have come from the 3rd party supplier. I have repaired (and made new) cables for the S2 for a while now. I have even documented the poor solder and anchoring job of the connector and this has been reported to Leica. When the LEMO connector is installed and anchored properly, the entire weight of the S2 camera can be hung from the cable itself without coming apart. (Don't try this without a safety net, just in case you drop something...)

It is $75 (plus S/H) to re-solder and re-anchor the existing cable into the existing LEMO connector, providing the existing LEMO connector is still usable. If any parts of the LEMO connector are missing or damaged, then an entirely new connector is needed also. A very popular $100 option is to put a mini plug / mini jack disconnect into the line (seen just above), so the cable section can be used as a trigger cable with any Pocket Wizard or other mini jack sized radio trigger. Extensions are also available for making a longer trigger cable. Should the radio set use the sub-mini size, then you would naturally request the sub-mini disconnect set.

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(***)Timer Delay Pre-Trigger Control Box
PT1029 6-4-2012
While this item PT1029 is technically a Pre-Trigger Control Box, it is another Custom item that has a specific purpose: to insert a variable time delay (or no delay), and a variable contact time for triggering a single camera from a given trigger event. It can also be used in a dual camera setup to aid in syncing the 2 cameras, although it will naturally not be as accurate as the true Digital Delay Module (CP1100, below).
This setup was made to use the Dual IR Beam (shown left) as a "Break Beam" trigger for horse jumping events, but many other finish line uses should be obvious for both the Control Box as well as the Dual IR Beam Trigger Unit.






(***) Camera Delay Module (0.0001 - 9.9999 sec)
CP1100 (2-26-11)
CP1100: Camera Delay Module (0.0001 - 9.9999 seconds)This Camera Delay Module is made to be inserted in a camera line in a Dual Head Camera Setup as a way of inserting a delay for firing the attached camera. Besides the Power ON Switch, there is a Pre-Trigger Override Switch, and the controls to set the Dual Head Timer Remote with Disconnectactual delay time. The timed delay can be bypassed with or without actually removing the unit from the system by either powering the unit to OFF, or activatiing the Power ON Bypass Switch.








O(***)
Camera Models / Info for all Pre-Trigger Cables:
Replace mini plug with 1/4" inline jack or the sub-mini plug: $5

Canon N3 connector - compatible with cord RS-80N3
(Cameras: EOS 3, 1V, D2000, 5D, 20D 30D, 1Ds, LC-5 Wireless, etc)

Nikon 10 pin connector - compatible with cord MC-30
(Cameras: D1, D1X, D1H, D2X, D2H, F90, N90, D200, etc)

Nikon small connector - compatible with cord MC-DC1
(Cameras: D80, 70s etc).

Canon sub-mini connector - compatible with cord RS-60E3
(Canon Digital Rebel series, Elan 7 series, Elan II, Rebel T2, Ti, 2000, G, X, XS, XSN & IX)

P(***)Basic Operation for all Pre-Triggers:
The Pre-Trigger cord will keep your camera AWAKE and ready to fire when switch is ON...(as in holding shutter partway when focusing) Quality soldered connections, tested and guaranteed to work!
Override switch turns OFF the pre-trigger action, saves battery power, and allows a preview of your image / settings without unplugging the cable. To view your image or change settings, you must turn OFF the override switch, which turns OFF the pre-focus mode. Your camera does need to be set so it can shoot in a continuous mode where as long as you are holding the shutter button, the camera will fire a picture.

There is a further explanation of the difference between the "Motor Drive" and the "Pre-Trigger" Cables in the FAQ section.

Custom configuratons? Just ask... I have made all different types!



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