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MK Controls Lightning Bug - Camera Trigger for Photographing Lightning Bolts With Cable #236 Compatible with Nikon DC2 Plug

SKU: MKCLBC236 MFR: LB-236
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About this item

The MK Controls Lightning Bug is based upon the science of lightning. There are two components of lightning; the bright white flash everyone wants to capture and the unseen infrared light that always precedes it. The Lightning Bug uses a high-speed photodiode sensor optimized to the infrared burst that occurs just before a lightning strike. This infrared light comes from the vaporization of air and particles in the air. The Lightning Bug acts as a lookout for your camera, watching for a change in infrared light. When a significant change of infra-red light over a very short period of time is detected, it directs the camera shutter to trip and capture the lightning in action.

What's Included With This Item

  • MK Controls Lightning Bug
  • Cable 236
  • MK Controls Warranty

Key Features

  • Power-On Self-Test
  • Event indicator light
  • Sensitivity set-point indicator (LED Bar graph)
  • MOSFET isolation between camera and the Lightning Bug circuitry
  • Battery can be replaced without removing unit from camera
  • 26 levels of sensitivity for complete control in all lighting situations
  • Allows testing of your shutter release via the Lightning Bug circuitry
  • Easily adjust frames per second (from 1 to 10)
  • Water Resistant Soft-touch panel buttons
  • Simple three-button control of all features

Technical Specs

Mounting Attaches to your camera hot-shoe
Auxiliary PC port allows a flash to be triggered when lightning strikes
Certifications FCC Part 15, Subpart B Class B
RoHS - MK Controls, Inc. has recently adopted the RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) initiative. Serial numbers starting with the digits 14 and above are certified to meet RoHS requirements
Battery Standard 9V Cell
Dimensions Front Overhang (from center of camera shoe): 3.51" / 8.91cm
Rear Overhang (from center of camera shoe): 0.74" / 1.87cm
Without shoe mount: 1.13 x 4.25 x 2.60" (2.87 x 10.79 x 6.60cm)
With shoe mount: 2.10 x 4.25 x 2.60" (5.33 x 10.79 x 6.60cm)
Weight Not including Battery: 2.96 oz / 83.91g
Including Battery: 4.48 oz / 127 g
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