Trig­ger­trap Mo­bile

Turn your smart­phone into an even smarter re­mote re­lease for your Nikon cam­era with a don­gle kit

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What the app does

The Trig­ger­trap app of­fers a whole range of con­ven­tional, cre­ative and quirky ways to fire your Nikon cam­era re­motely. While the app it­self is free, you’ll need to fork out around £30/$37 for the mo­bile don­gle kit that’s re­quired to con­nect your cam­era and your smart de­vice. With this kit, one end plugs into the cam­era’s ca­ble re­lease port and the other goes into the head­phone socket on your phone or tablet.

When to use it

While you can, of course, use Trig­ger­trap to fire a tri­pod-mounted cam­era hands-free for sharper shots, it also en­ables you to take pho­tos that would oth­er­wise re­quire more ex­pen­sive kit to re­alise. For in­stance, us­ing your phone’s ar­ray of sen­sors you can use sound, vi­bra­tions or mo­tion to trig­ger your Nikon cam­era. Trig­ger­trap is also use­ful for cre­at­ing fun time­lapse se­quences, en­abling you to set the cam­era to au­to­mat­i­cally record se­quences of a host of sub­jects rang­ing from star trails to road trips.

How to use it

Trig­ger­trap of­fers three main re­mote re­lease set­tings: ca­ble re­lease, time­lapse and sen­sor, each of which in turn is di­vided into a se­ries of modes that suit cer­tain sit­u­a­tions or ef­fects. The time­lapse modes are where the gold is, and on top of the fa­mil­iar in­ter­val­ome­ter op­tions you can set the cam­era to take an ex­po­sure each time a set dis­tance is trav­elled, or speed up or slow down the time­lapse for dra­matic ef­fect.

There are two dif­fer­ent don­gles avail­able for Nikon – DC0 and DC2 – to fit dif­fer­ent mod­els

Quick Re­lease mode trig­gers the cam­era when you take your finger off the red ‘but­ton’

Time­Warp en­ables you to speed up or slow down the start and end of a time­lapse

The sen­si­tiv­ity of the sound sen­sor can be ad­justed us­ing the in­ner red line here

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