2019—MIOPS Comes Through Again

On the Fourth of July, I tried out my MIOPS Lightning Trigger for the first time. My subject was (illegal) neighborhood fireworks. In Madera Canyon last week, I got a chance to test the MIOPS on real lightning and there was nothing illegal about it. And wow! It really works. I set up the camera on a tripod, manually focused, and the MIOPS did the rest. Every time it sensed a lightning strike it took a photograph. Despite it being Monsoon season, I didn’t capture any dramatic cloud to ground strikes but the MIOPS senses cloud to cloud lightning as well. This is one of the shots I got on my first attempt on our first day in Madera Canyon. It was also one of the first times I used the Nikon Z7 Mirrorless camera and the Z 24-70 f/2.8 lens. What a great combo.