Frequently Asked Questions
You can order directly from our website using the following link: https://www.miops.com/miops-smart/ or you can order from one of our resellers around the world: https://www.miops.com/reseller/ We ship your merchandise with express shipping worldwide for free. Import taxes and fees may apply. You can expect your MIOPS Smart Camera Trigger in 3-business days after your order.
No, you will already receive a camera cable within the package. You need to buy an additional cable if you have a secondary camera with a different trigger port.
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MIOPS Smart Camera Trigger features a Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy chip. The range depends on many factors, but in general you can expect a range of 20 to 30 meters. You will have a better range outdoors.
MIOPS Smart Camera Trigger requires a cable connection to trigger the control unit of wireless flash triggers. The main control unit needs to have a trigger port to connect the MIOPS Smart. You can mount the wireless flash trigger on the hot shoe of your camera. MIOPS Smart does not need the hot shoe mount to work.
MIOPS Smart Camera Trigger is compatible with the DSLR and mirrorless cameras of most major brands like Canon, Nikon, Sony, FujiFilm, etc. The camera must have a shutter release port to be triggered by MIOPS.
If you want to capture a high-speed picture, then you need to eliminate the shutter lag of your camera. In order to do that, you can use your camera in bulb mode. Open the shutter just before the high-speed event, like a breaking glass. Then trigger the flash with the sound mode of MIOPS Smart Camera Trigger. Set your flash to the lowest power, this will give you a very fast exposure. Close the shutter of your camera after the flash is fired. This way you can capture the high-speed event. You can do all that only in a dark room. If you try to capture the high-speed event with the camera, the exposure will be always late due to the shutter lag.
MIOPS Smart app is available both on Apple Store for iOS devices and on Google Play for Android devices. For iOS device the firmware must be iOS 9.0 or later. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. For Android devices the firmware must be 4.3 or later.
First off all, the camera and lens must be on manual focus. You can set the focus to infinity. An exposure value of a few seconds should be enough for night time lightning photography. You can set the aperture between f/4 and f/8. For day time lightning photography, you may choose a shorter exposure value. Please keep in mind that a lightning stays visible for about half a second, so you can consider using a ND filter
MIOPS Smart Camera Trigger can be used without a smartphone, but with the dedicated app it will offer much more features. In the standalone mode the following modes are available: Lightning, Sound, Laser, HDR, Time Lapse and DIY (External Sensor). The cable release modes and scenario mode is available with the app only. The scenario mode enables you to combine different sensor to create your own unique trigger scenario.
The battery life of MIOPS Smart Camera Trigger depends on your usage, but in general the battery will last for about 3-4 days with continuous use. You can charge the battery from any USB power source. Don’t leave the battery drained for a long time. This may shorten the battery life.
MIOPS Smart Camera Trigger has a dedicated output for flashes and we provide a standard sync cable to connect to your flash. If your flash has a sync port, you can connect MIOPS Smart directly to this port. If your flash does not have a PC Sync port, then you can also use a hotshoe adapter. We sell hot shoe adapter that you can use to trigger your flash.
You can use an extension cable for that purpose. The extension camera must have 2.5mm stereo male and female jacks. You need to put the extension cable between the MIOPS Smart Camera Trigger and your original camera connection cable. So, no matter what your camera connection cable is, the extension cable must have 2.5 mm stereo male/female jacks. The extension cables up to several hundred feet would work without a problem.
MIOPS Smart Camera Trigger is not waterproof, so it is a good idea to cover it if it is raining. You can use a transparent plastic to cover the unit. The reception of the light sensor and microphone may reduce if covered. Test your setup afterwards.
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