D3A – Oh My God – There Is More

d3aThere definitely is.

Just before I share the cool prize #3 – that will let you freeze time, a quick update on D3A rules. As advised by Addie, I am changing the prizes-to-winners algorithm. The general Idea is that every winner will select their own prize in descending order. That means that the first place winner will get first selection, second winner will go next and so on.

The motivation for this is doubled. The first motivation is that winners will not get a prize they already own. The second motivation is that hey! You win – you get to pick! Maybe you like the "second place" prize more then the "first", or maybe you don’t need one of the prizes. Read the full change over at the rules page.

Prize #3 courtesy of Universal Photo Timer is a full UPT_KIT1A set with an External optical sensor (valued 194$). OK, OK, I know this name does not say much. Let me break this down: behind the boring name, hides one of the most brilliant sound trigger I have ever seen. Not only this is your all in one sound trigger, it is also capable of taking time lapse photography (wirelessly!), Trigger a flash, and do a pile of other things that you never thought possible. This is the same trigger I used to take that funny pants nuclear reactor shot. 

Universal Photo Timer

Here are some of the (never ending) uses for the Universal Photo Timer:

Acts as an infra-red transmitter used to trigger the shutter, without
disturbing the camera.  It can be used for long exposures (bulb mode)
with many SLR cameras.  Can also be programmed to activate the shutter
at regular intervals to perform time lapse photography. As an option,
you can connect the timer to your camera with a shutter release cable.

It allows you to activate the shutter of your camera or fire an
electronic flash with a programmable delay in response to a trigger
event. Flash trigger is commonly used for high speed photography such
as capturing falling water drops. Flash trigger can be used together
with variety of cameras including SLR as well as point and shoot
cameras. Construct your own sensors or choose from a variety of our sensors and accessories.

Acts as a flash slave. One of the common uses of a flash slave is
providing background illumination through a second flash unit.  Select
between normal flash or pre-flash synchronization used with digital
cameras. The timer supports high voltage and low voltage flash units.

Activate your flash repeated number of times in response to a trigger. Configure a number of flashes and a delay between them.

Connect the Timer to your camera and activate the shutter using common infra-red remotes.

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